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WA
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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough stretching from the west to the southeast is triggering showers and storms. A cold front is bringing showers and a cooler change to TAS and VIC. Low pressure across the tropics is generating widespread showers and storms. A high remains in the south.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
24.2 24 27

Windy

Melbourne
 
22.9 17 22

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
31.5 21 33

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
36.7 21 39

Sunny

Adelaide
 
27.4 15 30

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
33.9 21 33

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
23.3 13 23

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
30.8 25 32

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Heat building in WA

15:03 EDT

After escaping the worst of the heatwave that has scorched eastern Australia this month, the mercury is on the rise in southwestern parts of Western Australia.

Heatwave makes it particularly tough work for shearers, labourers, farmers and chefs

14:36 EDT

When Dayne West is shearing sheep at the height of summer, in temperatures nearing 50 degrees Celsius he turns his mind to the Arctic.

Heatwave: Here are some ways to stay cool (without ruining your power bills)

13:40 EDT

We don't need to tell you that it has been a hot week, but finding ways to stay cool is not always as easy as turning on the air conditioner.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Wed 16/01 Thu 17/01 Fri 18/01

44.3°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

48.7°C

Tarcoola Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

48.2°C

Tibooburra Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

47.3°C

Wanaaring, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

49.1°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

8.2°C

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

0.0°C

Watarrka, NT
Avg: Rec:

6.5°C

Jarrahwood, WA
Avg: Rec:

2.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-0.5°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

NW 77km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

100km/h

Outer Harbor, SA

100km/h

Broome Ntc, WA

103km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

112.6mm

Scherger RAAF, Qld
Avg: Rec:

83.7mm

Anna Plains, WA
Avg: Rec:

102.0mm

Tung Oil, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

64.0mm

Innisfail, Qld
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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