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South Australia 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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Wind gusts not seen in years in TAS

16:14 EST

A vigorous frontal system has brought some of the strongest wind gusts in several years across the Apple Island.

Thousands of Tasmanians without power, Ben Lomond ski lodge evacuated after wild weather overnight

15:41 EST

Ben Lomond ski lodge staff faced a harrowing night as wild winds lifted part of a roof and sent corrugated sheets of iron flying.

Warm dry gusty winds fueling fires in NSW

14:58 EST

Dry gusty winds and unseasonably warm temperatures are leading to Severe Fire Danger in the Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney and Illawarra/Shoalhaven fire areas.