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Thu 20:37 CST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

Severe TC Owen and a trough is generating heavy rain, storms and strong winds in northern QLD and the Top End. Other troughs are triggering storms in QLD, NSW, VIC, central NT and northern WA, some intense, and showers in SA and TAS. Mostly clear elsewhere over WA with a high.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
20.2 21 27

Rain

Melbourne
 
18.0 17 22

Showers

Brisbane
 
25.1 22 28

Thunderstorms

Perth
 
26.4 21 38

Sunny

Adelaide
 
13.6 13 20

Windy with showers

Canberra
 
15.9 16 25

Thunderstorms

Hobart
 
18.6 15 23

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
30.3 28 33

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Wild weather set to continue after heavy rain strands scores of motorists

21:17 EDT

Victoria's north-east has been hit hard by torrential rain and flash flooding as intense storms sweep across the state, delivering up to a month's worth of rain in a single day and stranding cars on a major freeway.

Tropical Cyclone Owen reaches category three on NT coast, may develop to category four today

18:50 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen is tracking slowly along the Northern Territory's north-east coast, and is expected to batter a number of tiny communities and islands as it moves east towards Queensland.

Storm band to bring rain, wind across northern Tasmania

16:24 EDT

Tasmanians in the state's north are being urged to be ready for heavy rain and strong winds tonight and tomorrow, with a father and son spending an hour in the ocean clinging to their upturned boat off the north-east coast this morning.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 10/12 Tue 11/12 Wed 12/12

40.4°C

Paraburdoo Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.1°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.6°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.1°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

5.8°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Coldest

0.0°C

Curtin Springs, NT
Avg: Rec:

0.0°C

Curtin Springs, NT
Avg: Rec:

3.5°C

Salmon Gums, WA
Avg: Rec:

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

SSW 62km/h

Hindmarsh Is, SA
Windiest

109km/h

Kalgoorlie, WA

129km/h

Forrest, WA

170km/h

Horsham Ap, Vic
-

18.4mm last hr

Delamere, NT
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

343.0mm

Daintree, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

76.0mm

Hawkins Creek, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

110.4mm

Eldorado, Vic
Avg: Rec:
- -

80.6mm

Holsworthy, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
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

Christmas Day Weather Forecast

19°C
26°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. Fresh SE/E'ly winds.
14°C
25°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. W'ly winds tending SW.
21°C
30°C
Showers
Partly cloudy. Showers. Fresh S/E'ly winds.
20°C
33°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. E'ly winds tending SW.
16°C
30°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh SE/SW winds.
13°C
28°C
Drizzle
Partly cloudy. Drizzle. SE winds tending NW.
13°C
22°C
Clearing shower
Mostly cloudy. Clearing shower. Fresh NW winds.
26°C
33°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds.
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