Australian Weather

Qld
Thu 11:24 EST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

The monsoon trough in the north is triggering showers and storms, some heavy. A trough through WA and central Australia is generating storms throughout inland regions. A trough and onshore winds are producing widespread rainfall along the east coast.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
24.5 21 26

Clearing shower

Melbourne
 
29.7 18 36

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
31.3 23 34

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
18.7 15 22

Cloudy

Adelaide
 
43.5 28 45

Sunny

Canberra
 
23.5 16 32

Increasing sunshine

Hobart
 
21.4 12 27

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
29.6 25 32

Thunderstorms

Weather News

What makes a horror fire danger day?

12:16 EDT

Textbook fire conditions are forecast over the next few days as hot northerly winds bear down on south-eastern Australia and a cold front creeps across from the west.

Extreme heat shouldn't cause blackouts in SA and Victoria despite pressure on system: AEMO

12:14 EDT

The energy market operator says households in Victoria and South Australia are unlikely to suffer unplanned blackouts today, despite extreme temperatures across both states putting the power system into a "very tight situation" to keep up with demand.

BOM warns of scorching Sydney weather on Australia Day with top of 42C

11:25 EDT

New South Wales is expected to be hit with another severe heatwave this weekend, with Sydney's outer areas forecast to reach temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius on Australia Day.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 21/01 Tue 22/01 Wed 23/01

45.9°C

Tarcoola Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.8°C

Hyden, WA
Avg: Rec:

46.8°C

Oodnadatta Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

49.0°C

Eucla, WA
Avg: Rec:

49.1°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

11.4°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

5.4°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

2.6°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

3.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-0.5°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

ENE 62km/h

Cape Grim, Tas
Windiest

83km/h

Wyndham Ap, WA

98km/h

Parkes Ap, NSW/ACT

103km/h

Cape Naturaliste, WA
-

22.0mm last hr

Christmas Island Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

60.6mm

Milingimbi, NT
Avg: Rec:

132.0mm

Troughton Island, WA
Avg: Rec:

73.0mm

Croker Island Ap, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

73.0mm

Croker Island Ap, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Oodnadatta Ap, SA in 1960
Lowest 0.6°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2012
Highest 36.9°C at
Warragul Vcah, Vic in 1964
Lowest -7.7°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1975
Highest 627.4mm at
Mackay, Qld in 1918
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