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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A low pressure trough of the east coast is generating gusty winds and isolated showers for the northern NSW and southern QLD coasts. A low and associated cold front in the southwest is causing showers and the odd storm. High pressure is keeping skies clear elsewhere.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
12.9 7 17

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
9.6 3 14

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
16.2 7 22

Sunny

Perth
 
14.5 9 18

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
11.4 5 14

Late shower

Canberra
 
4.9 -4 13

Frost then sunny

Hobart
 
7.2 3 14

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
29.2 20 34

Sunny

Videos

Weather News

Coalcliff: Teenagers snapchat video of fire while searching burning home for survivors

15:14 EST

Three houses have burnt down after a house fire spread to two neighbouring homes, fanned by strong winds on Lawrence Hargrave Drive in Coalcliff, 25 kilometres north of Wollongong, last night.

Last significant rain for weeks in the nation's southwest

14:25 EST

The rain has tumbled down across southwestern parts of Australia during the past seven weeks, but that trend will finish today.

Wild Surf Batters the East Coast

10:18 EST

Damaging surf with waves up to 7 metres in some places are lashing the New South Wales Coast today.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Wed 16/08 Thu 17/08 Fri 18/08

37.8°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Hottest

37.0°C

Wyndham Ap, WA

39.0°C

Bradshaw, NT

38.0°C

Daly Waters, NT

39.0°C

Bradshaw, NT

-7.1°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Coldest

-2.9°C

Mudgee Ap, NSW/ACT

-5.6°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

-7.6°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

-11.0°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

S 68km/h

Wattamolla, NSW/ACT
Windiest

138km/h

Cape Grim, Tas

114km/h

Neptune Island, SA

107km/h

Windy Point, NSW/ACT
-

0.2mm last hr

Rocky Gully, WA
Wettest

52.0mm

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

113.8mm

Koetong, Vic

35.0mm

Moe South, Vic

35.0mm

Mallacoota, Vic
Australia's Records for August
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.2°C at
Cape Don, NT in 2014
Lowest -6.7°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2005
Highest 28.7°C at
Milikapiti, NT in 1973
Lowest -20.6°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 1968
Highest 529.2mm at
Rainbow Beach, Qld in 2007
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