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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A high in the east and trough extending from WA to VIC are combining to direct very hot winds over central Australia, NSW & QLD. A low pressure region is triggering showers and storms over the western tropics. A front is bringing cool winds to the southern coastline and TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
34.7 25 37

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
17.5 17 21

Clearing shower

Brisbane
 
25.9 22 35

Sunny

Perth
 
17.0 17 33

Cloud increasing

Adelaide
 
18.5 19 26

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
24.9 22 37

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
13.7 12 19

Windy

Darwin
 
27.4 27 33

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Fire fuel loads increase after recent heat in NSW

16:34 EDT

Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.

Queensland weather: Heatwave conditions to return on Wednesday

16:09 EDT

A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.

Federal MP calls on banks to develop offsetting options to help farmers save in the good times

16:05 EDT

A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 15/01 Mon 16/01 Tue 17/01

36.3°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT
Hottest

43.9°C

Peak Hill, NSW/ACT

43.4°C

Ballera Gas Field, Qld

45.0°C

Ceduna, SA

46.9°C

Wanaaring, NSW/ACT

2.4°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

2.1°C

Liawenee, Tas

3.4°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
 

-1.9°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

SW 70km/h

Cape Grim, Tas
Windiest

98km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

100km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

111km/h

Parkes Ap, NSW/ACT
-

0.2mm last hr

Red Rocks Point, WA
Wettest

173.0mm

Rocky Point Sugar Mill, Qld

98.8mm

Laverton Ap, WA
 

351.0mm

Tung Oil, Qld
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Mildura, Vic in 1906
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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