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Northern Territory Sea Surface Temperature

The sea surface temperature (SST) varies much more slowly than atmospheric temperatures due to the heat capacity of water. As such, the SSTs lag the atmospheric temperatures on a seasonal timescale by about 3 months. The lowest SSTs are usually observed in early Spring and the highest SSTs are observed in early Autumn.

In tropical regions, SSTs greater than 26°C are considered suitable for formation of tropical cyclones.

The data displayed in this map is the weekly average, centred on the date shown.

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Victoria weather: Severe weather warning issued for damaging, destructive winds

17:00 EST

A severe weather warning for damaging and destructive winds has been issued for much of Victoria on Saturday, with the state also expecting unusually warm winter temperatures.

July records falling in WA

16:17 EST

July temperature records are being broken across Western Australia today.

Storm batters south-west WA as strong winds down trees, damage homes

15:48 EST

A severe cold front over the southern half of Western Australia has uprooted trees and brought down power lines, causing minor property damage — and more severe weather is on the way.