Australian Weather

Qld
Fri 15:50 EST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A front and trough in WA are generating scattered storms, areas of heavy rain and gusty winds. A high is clearing in the southeast is bringing dry and settled conditions. Onshore winds on the northern NSW and QLD coasts are causing showers.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.8 17 25

Sunny

Melbourne
 
20.4 10 22

Sunny

Brisbane
 
21.9 20 26

Showers

Perth
 
16.2 11 16

Possible thunderstorm

Adelaide
 
31.9 17 31

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
24.8 11 24

Sunny

Hobart
 
14.0 6 18

Sunny

Darwin
 
33.2 25 34

Sunny

Weather News

Wintery front blasts Western Australia

14:56 EST

In what is shaping up to be the coldest April day in more than four decades for some parts of Western Australia, the Easter weekend will likely remain cold for much of the southwest of the state.

Perth homes damaged, power cut as severe cold front tears across south-west WA

14:25 EST

A severe cold front has brought damaging winds, heavy rainfall and plummeting temperatures to Perth and southern WA, with thousands of properties blacked out and the roof of one house ripped off.

Late-season heat and Total Fire Ban (TFB) for SA

11:47 EST

A front and trough are directing an unseasonably warm arimass across the southeast of Australia, particular for South Australia.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 16/04 Wed 17/04 Thu 18/04

38.6°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
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Hottest

39.6°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
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40.7°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
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41.1°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
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43.3°C

Mardie, WA
Avg: Rec:

5.6°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
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Coldest

2.0°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

0.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-3.9°C

Liawenee, Tas
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-7.3°C

Liawenee, Tas
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N 50km/h

Forrest, WA
Windiest

96km/h

Neptune Island, SA

112km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

92km/h

Cape Leeuwin, WA
-

10.8mm last hr

Cocos Island Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

41.2mm

Mornington Island, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

128.0mm

Cocos Island Ap, WA
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52.8mm

Cocos Island Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

53.0mm

Cocos Island Ap, WA
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Australia's Records for April
Max Min Rain
Highest 48.1°C at
Minnipa, SA in 2016
Lowest -5.6°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1978
Highest 32.0°C at
Pannawonica, WA in 1981
Lowest -17.4°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 1991
Highest 800.9mm at
Port Douglas, Qld in 1911
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