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Sun 02:56 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen is weakening but still resulting in intense rain, wind and storms about northern QLD. A trough extending over QLD, NSW and VIC with a low is triggering storms, some severe. Another trough is triggering the odd storm over southwest WA.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.1 21 29

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
16.2 17 24

Possible shower

Brisbane
 
24.7 23 27

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
19.7 17 29

Possible thunderstorm

Adelaide
 
17.1 16 23

Clearing shower

Canberra
 
15.6 14 27

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
18.3 16 25

Possible thunderstorm

Darwin
 
29.2 28 35

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Victoria's freak floods prompt 1,400 calls for help, more storms hit Melbourne suburbs

00:38 EDT

Authorities say Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,400 calls for help during 48 hours of wild weather that damaged buildings, flooded streets and closed a stretch of the Hume Freeway, where stranded motorists were rescued by helicopter.

Thousands without power after storms lash Sydney's west, Hills District

00:34 EDT

A series of severe thunderstorms has whipped the coast of NSW, bringing down trees in western Sydney, cutting power and pelting some suburbs with large hailstones.

Ex-Cyclone Owen downgraded to tropical low half a day after crossing Queensland coast

20:14 EDT

More than half a day after crossing Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria coast as a category three system, ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low as it moves across Cape York toward the Coral Sea, bringing steady rain to the state's northern coast.

Extremes and Records

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

32.9°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.7°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.0°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.4°C

Marble Bar, WA
Avg: Rec:

5.1°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Coldest

-1.0°C

Murray Bridge, SA
Avg: Rec:

1.2°C

Eyre, WA
Avg: Rec:
 

-1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

W 53km/h

Bedout Island, WA
Windiest

107km/h

Coonamble Ap, NSW/ACT

101km/h

Hogan Island, Vic

96km/h

Murrurundi Gap, NSW/ACT
-

3.4mm last hr

Coldstream Comparison, Vic
Avg: Rec:
- -
Wettest

130.2mm

Birchip, Vic
Avg: Rec:
- -

94.2mm

Gray, Tas
Avg: Rec:
- -
 

507.8mm

Orbost, Vic
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
28°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh N/NE winds.
15°C
25°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. W/SW winds.
21°C
29°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. Fresh SE winds.
20°C
37°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending SW.
15°C
31°C
Sunny
Sunny. SE winds tending fresh SW.
14°C
30°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. E'ly winds tending NW.
13°C
21°C
Late shower
Mostly cloudy. Late shower. Strong NW winds.
26°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. N/NW winds.
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