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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough, low and cold front are sending brisk winds, showers and a few thunderstorms across southern WA. A weak high is causing chilly winds, light showers and alpine snow flurries to clear in TAS, VIC and far southern NSW and is keeping the rest of Australia generally dry.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
15.0 9 18

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
13.3 7 15

Possible shower

Brisbane
 
23.5 7 24

Sunny

Perth
 
15.4 8 17

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
20.8 7 21

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
13.2 -1 14

Mostly cloudy

Hobart
 
11.2 3 12

Mostly cloudy

Darwin
 
29.1 20 31

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Rain to replace cold spell in parts of Queensland

14:06 EST

The run of cold mornings continued for parts of southern and eastern Qld on Wednesday, with some places recording their coldest August minimums in decades.

Cut-off low set to traverse South Australia

12:58 EST

A low currently moving over the Bight will cut-off from the westerly circulation by Thursday, moving inland over SA and generating strong winds, showers and thunderstorms.

Mud racing event near Rockhampton unlikely victim of Queensland drought

06:16 EST

It looks dirty — yet a unique outback car race held in central Queensland is battling a lack of gooey mud and might be called off due to dry conditions.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 19/08 Mon 20/08 Tue 21/08

35.6°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

36.5°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:

35.0°C

West Roebuck, WA
Avg: Rec:

34.5°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:

36.5°C

Kalumburu, WA
Avg: Rec:

-2.4°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-8.9°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-8.5°C

Glen Innes Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-6.8°C

Woolbrook, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-9.0°C

Glen Innes Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

W 46km/h

Forrest, WA
Windiest

111km/h

Wilsons Promontory, Vic

112km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

103km/h

Tasman Island, Tas
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3.0mm last hr

Mt Hotham Ap, Vic
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

37.6mm

Falls Creek, Vic
Avg: Rec:

32.8mm

Warra, Tas
Avg: Rec:

39.8mm

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:

40.0mm

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
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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