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Mon 19:12 WST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A low and associated troughs over WA are generating showers and thunderstorms, some severe. Another trough over QLD is producing showers and storms over northern parts. A large high pressure system is bringing mostly sunny and settled conditions to much of the southeast.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.0 19 27

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
16.4 12 26

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
20.9 19 29

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
21.7 20 29

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
18.2 16 36

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
17.1 14 31

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
14.2 13 25

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
30.2 27 35

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Warming up in Canberra

16:35 EDT

Summer has taken a while to get going in Canberra this year but the nation's capital will get its fair share of heat during the next week.

Heatwave breaking cool start to summer in southern Australia

12:40 EDT

Summer started out on a cool note for much of southern Australia, although a countrywide heat wave will send temperatures soaring this week.

Mid-week heat for the southeast

13:45 EDT

A very hot airmass will gradually approach from the northwest over the coming days, blanketing the southeast in very hot temperatures.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 09/12 Sun 10/12 Mon 11/12

34.0°C

Newman Ap, WA
Hottest

45.1°C

Warmun, WA

42.5°C

McArthur River, NT

43.0°C

Victoria River Downs, NT

45.1°C

Warmun, WA

4.8°C

Liawenee, Tas
Coldest

2.4°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

4.0°C

Liawenee, Tas
 

-1.7°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

WSW 48km/h

Mt Hartz, Tas
Windiest

109km/h

Mt Hartz, Tas

88km/h

Wyndham Ap, WA

88km/h

Leinster Ap, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

92.0mm

Sunshine Coast Ap, Qld

25.0mm

Wandering, WA
 

496.0mm

Orbost, Vic
Australia's Records for December
Max Min Rain
Highest 49.5°C at
Birdsville Police Station, Qld in 1972
Lowest -0.8°C at
Mt Buller, Vic in 2006
Highest 35.0°C at
Marble Bar, WA in 1902
Lowest -9.6°C at
Cooma Ap, NSW/ACT in 1990
Highest 711.0mm at
Munglinup West, WA in 2010
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