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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen and an associated trough are generating intense wind, rain and storms about the Gulf of Carpentaria. Other troughs and a low are causing heavy rain and storms in other parts of QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and TAS, most intense along the eastern seaboard.

State Weather

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Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia New South Wales/ACT Victoria Tasmania

National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.0 21 26

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
18.9 17 27

Late shower

Brisbane
 
25.9 25 28

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
34.7 19 30

Possible thunderstorm

Adelaide
 
18.2 14 24

Possible shower

Canberra
 
16.6 16 27

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
18.4 15 20

Rain

Darwin
 
30.7 28 34

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

As Tropical Cyclone Owen approaches Queensland, here's everything you need to know

17:53 EDT

Owen is the first tropical cyclone for the Australian summer and he is starting the season with a bang.

Victorian flood victims assess damage after homes and properties inundated

17:24 EDT

Communities across Victoria's north are mopping up after flash flooding events inundated homes and stranded motorists.

Cyclone Owen to reach category four today as it closes in on Queensland's coast

17:24 EDT

Severe Tropical Cyclone Owen and its wind gusts of nearly 200km/h are continuing to move slowly east towards Queensland's coast.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 11/12 Wed 12/12 Thu 13/12

44.0°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.6°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.1°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

45.7°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

8.9°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

0.0°C

Curtin Springs, NT
Avg: Rec:

3.5°C

Salmon Gums, WA
Avg: Rec:

-1.0°C

Murray Bridge, SA
Avg: Rec:

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

SSE 55km/h

Hindmarsh Is, SA
Windiest

129km/h

Forrest, WA

170km/h

Horsham Ap, Vic

107km/h

Coonamble Ap, NSW/ACT
-

2.8mm last hr

Inkerman, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Wettest

76.0mm

Hawkins Creek, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

110.4mm

Eldorado, Vic
Avg: Rec:
- -

130.2mm

Birchip, Vic
Avg: Rec:
- -

91.0mm

Centre Island, 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

19°C
26°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. Fresh E'ly winds.
14°C
26°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. W/SW winds.
21°C
29°C
Showers
Mostly cloudy. Showers. Fresh SE winds.
19°C
33°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE/SW winds.
15°C
31°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh SE/SW winds.
14°C
29°C
Clearing shower
Partly cloudy. Clearing shower. SE winds tending NW.
13°C
22°C
Rain
Mostly cloudy. Rain. Fresh NW winds.
26°C
33°C
Rain
Cloudy. Rain periods. NW winds.
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