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National Summary

A broad trough is generating thunderstorms and showers across inland and northern parts of WA, throughout the NT and in far west QLD, and rain with a few storms in NSW. A high is bringing settled and mild conditions for SA and VIC, whilst a front brings a few showers to TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
24.8 21 29

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
19.2 13 25

Sunny

Brisbane
 
25.1 22 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
17.4 18 28

Cloud increasing

Adelaide
 
19.8 14 28

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
23.5 15 33

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
18.6 14 23

Late shower

Darwin
 
27.1 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Second surge of heat could challenge records

10:33 EDT

Another round of intense heat is about to sweep across southern and eastern Australia, challenging December heat records for the second time in a week.

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Wed 13/12 Thu 14/12 Fri 15/12

34.0°C

Ballera Gas Field, Qld
Hottest

45.5°C

Marree Ap, SA

45.0°C

Telfer Ap, WA

45.0°C

Marble Bar, WA

45.5°C

Marree Ap, SA

7.7°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

7.7°C

Jacup, WA

-1.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

8.0°C

Maydena, Tas

-1.7°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

W 70km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
Windiest

85km/h

Uluru, NT

96km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

101km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
-

0.2mm last hr

Mt Read, Tas
Wettest

70.0mm

Mount Bundey South, NT

46.0mm

Kalumburu, WA

0.0mm

Nyngan Ap, NSW/ACT

0.0mm

Nyngan Ap, NSW/ACT
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

20°C
25°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. Fresh S'ly winds.
14°C
23°C
Showers increasing
Partly cloudy. Showers, mostly later. SW winds.
21°C
31°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds tending SE.
19°C
33°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending SW.
14°C
27°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh SE winds.
12°C
26°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. S/SE winds.
12°C
22°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. Fresh W'ly winds.
25°C
34°C
Possible shower
Partly cloudy. Possible shower. N/NW winds.
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