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NSW/ACT
Wed 18:34 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

Broad regions of low pressure will trigger showers and storms, possibly severe over NSW. Warm winds will filter into parts of NSW and QLD ahead of these troughs. High pressure is beginning to build over the southwest and SA, bringing settled conditions.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.8 21 30

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
22.3 17 22

Cloudy

Brisbane
 
27.2 22 33

Sunny

Perth
 
25.3 17 32

Sunny

Adelaide
 
33.5 17 26

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
28.9 18 33

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
20.4 13 18

Showers

Darwin
 
32.4 28 34

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Walgett has two rivers but no water left to drink

17:29 EDT

One of the river beds has deep cracks.

ACCC recommends immediate overhaul of insurance in northern Australia as costs soar

14:31 EDT

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says government intervention is needed to bring down high insurance prices in Northern Australia, recommending the abolition of stamp duty on home, contents and strata insurance products.

Extreme heat wipes out almost one third of Australia's spectacled flying fox population

13:42 EDT

An extreme heatwave in far north Queensland last month is estimated to have killed more than 23,000 spectacled flying foxes, equating to almost one third of the species in Australia.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 16/12 Mon 17/12 Tue 18/12

46.2°C

Moomba Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.1°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

44.4°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

45.5°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

8.7°C

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

5.3°C

Mt Buller, Vic
Avg: Rec:

4.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

2.9°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

S 46km/h

Geraldton Ap, WA
Windiest

94km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

81km/h

Middle Is, Qld

88km/h

Bradshaw, NT
-

41.8mm last hr

Merriwa, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

280.0mm

Nymboida, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -

57.6mm

Middle Is, Qld
Avg: Rec:

97.2mm

Old Delamere, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

43.0mm

Katherine, NT
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

18°C
28°C
Sunny
Sunny.
18°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny.
19°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Partly cloudy.
19°C
34°C
Sunny
Sunny.
17°C
35°C
Sunny
Sunny.
14°C
33°C
Sunny
Sunny.
15°C
24°C
Mostly sunny
Partly cloudy.
27°C
34°C
Possible thunderstorm
Shower or two. Possible storm.
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