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National Summary

A trough is generating showers and storms and drawing heat over SA, southern QLD and northern NSW. A trough in the west is taking some thundery showers to southern WA. A high is keeping much of VIC, TAS and southern NSW dry and driving a cooler change over southeast coasts.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.7 21 25

Cloudy

Melbourne
 
20.8 12 26

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
30.3 25 32

Late shower

Perth
 
22.1 15 25

Increasing sunshine

Adelaide
 
32.9 19 37

Late thunder

Canberra
 
19.5 13 28

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
16.1 10 18

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
30.0 26 32

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Climate Council warns Queensland will be hard hit by violent storms as the earth warms up

13:30 EDT

The Climate Council has warned that warmer global temperatures could have a severe impact on Queensland with more storm surges and intense cyclone activity likely.

WA flooding continues

12:56 EDT

Record-breaking rain is causing flooding over parts of Western Australia this week, while parched Perth misses out once again.

Heatwave has race car drivers concerned about tyres and road temperatures

11:56 EDT

As temperatures push above 35 degrees along the east coast, what does the extreme heat do to tyres driving on hot, often bubbling roads? Bitumen absorbs the summer heat, often making road surfaces more than 20 degrees hotter than air temperatures.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 16/01 Tue 17/01 Wed 18/01

42.1°C

Moomba Ap, SA
Hottest

43.4°C

Ballera Gas Field, Qld

46.0°C

Wilcannia Ap, NSW/ACT

45.0°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT

46.9°C

Wanaaring, NSW/ACT

5.2°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

3.4°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

2.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas

-3.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

-3.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

SW 46km/h

Barrow Island, WA
Windiest

100km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

111km/h

Parkes Ap, NSW/ACT

129km/h

Mudgee Ap, NSW/ACT
-
no rain last hr Wettest

98.8mm

Laverton Ap, WA

78.6mm

Low Isles, Qld

135.0mm

Telfer Ap, WA

135.0mm

Telfer Ap, WA
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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