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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough is generating showers and storms and drawing heat over SA, southern QLD and northern NSW. A trough in the west is taking some thundery showers to southern WA. A high is keeping much of VIC, TAS and southern NSW dry and driving a cooler change over southeast coasts.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
20.3 21 25

Cloudy

Melbourne
 
19.1 12 26

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
29.4 25 32

Late shower

Perth
 
21.2 15 25

Increasing sunshine

Adelaide
 
28.9 19 37

Late thunder

Canberra
 
18.5 13 28

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
14.7 10 18

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
28.8 26 32

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Cattle prepare for simulated heatwave for Queensland study into their welfare, performance

10:49 EDT

Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves.

Monsoon likely for Darwin and Top End, bringing cooler temperatures, more rain

10:15 EDT

People in Darwin and other parts of the Top End may be about to get relief from recent hot weather, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting a monsoon trough will start to effect the area within days.

Severe winds lash Mudgee, causing mass power outage, damage to cars and buildings

08:09 EDT

Residents have described chaotic scenes in the streets of Mudgee as the town was battered by damaging winds today.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 16/01 Tue 17/01 Wed 18/01

39.7°C

Moomba Ap, SA
Hottest

43.4°C

Ballera Gas Field, Qld

46.0°C

Wilcannia Ap, NSW/ACT

45.0°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT

46.9°C

Wanaaring, NSW/ACT

4.4°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

3.4°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

2.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas

-3.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

-3.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

SSE 48km/h

Cape Moreton, Qld
Windiest

100km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

111km/h

Parkes Ap, NSW/ACT

129km/h

Mudgee Ap, NSW/ACT
-
no rain last hr Wettest

98.8mm

Laverton Ap, WA

78.6mm

Low Isles, Qld

40.0mm

Dum In Mirrie, NT

40.2mm

Dum In Mirrie, NT
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Mildura, Vic in 1906
Lowest 0.6°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2012
Highest 36.9°C at
Warragul Vcah, Vic in 1964
Lowest -7.7°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1975
Highest 627.4mm at
Mackay, Qld in 1918
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