Australian Weather

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Thu 15:26 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough stretching from WA across SA and south to TAS is triggering showers and thunderstorms with hot winds ahead of it. A broad region of low pressure over northern WA, the NT and QLD should generate thunderstorms later. Onshore winds are bringing low cloud to the east coast.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
28.1 22 31

Sunny

Melbourne
 
30.7 21 37

Possible shower

Brisbane
 
30.9 23 32

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
25.1 15 26

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
38.5 23 37

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
40.3 19 41

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
23.4 16 25

Hazy

Darwin
 
32.4 24 34

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Grain harvest on east coast eclipsed by Victorian town of Nhill as it bucks the trend caused by drought

14:42 EDT

The western Victorian town of Nhill has supplied more grain to one of the country's largest handlers than all of Queensland combined.

Heatwave causing Canberrans to brave the not-so-popular waters of Lake Burley Griffin

13:57 EDT

The man-made Lake Burley Griffin is the watery centrepiece of the national capital, splitting Canberra into north and south.

Sewing hair scrunchies raises money for drought-affected communities

10:32 EDT

Alice Baxby wasn't around to enjoy (endure) the scrunchie hair trend of the 1980s and '90s, but the Brisbane tween is selling hundreds of the hair ties to help families struggling with the drought.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 14/01 Tue 15/01 Wed 16/01

46.7°C

Ivanhoe Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

48.0°C

Marree Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

49.0°C

Tarcoola Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

48.7°C

Tarcoola Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

49.1°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

17.4°C

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

8.9°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

5.1°C

Liawenee, Tas
Avg: Rec:

0.0°C

Watarrka, NT
Avg: Rec:

-0.5°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

SSW 55km/h

Kadina, SA
Windiest

103km/h

Ben Nevis, Vic

109km/h

Temora Ap, NSW/ACT

100km/h

Outer Harbor, SA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

121.0mm

Euramo, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

99.8mm

Croker Island Ap, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

112.6mm

Scherger RAAF, Qld
Avg: Rec:

113.0mm

Scherger RAAF, 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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