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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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Queensland weather: Eight rescues as torrential rain floods state's south-east

22:10 EDT

Eight people have been rescued after being caught in flash flooding on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts as much of the state continues to be hammered by heavy rain.

Queensland weather: Man rescued from floodwaters, heavy rain tipped across state

16:49 EDT

A man has been rescued from floodwater on the Sunshine Coast at Maleny as heavy rain continues to fall along much of Queensland's coastline.

Wet week in eastern Queensland

12:12 EDT

Rivers are swollen in eastern Queensland following the heaviest rain since Cyclone Debbie in some areas.