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National Summary

Tropical Cyclone Riley off the northern WA coast is causing showers and storms. The monsoon trough with a deep low over the tropics is triggering rain and storms. Troughs over parts of WA, NT, SA, QLD and NSW are generating showers and storms, and directing heat to the southeast.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
24.8 22 29

Increasing sunshine

Melbourne
 
38.3 29 44

Windy

Brisbane
 
27.9 25 32

Possible shower

Perth
 
19.9 12 27

Sunny

Adelaide
 
45.6 24 31

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
27.7 17 39

Sunny

Hobart
 
23.8 21 37

Possible thunderstorm

Darwin
 
29.2 25 32

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Power generators switched on for first time as SA, Victoria suffer through heatwave

18:56 EDT

Temporary diesel power generators owned by the South Australian Government have been switched on for the first time, as the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) deals with record-breaking heat conditions across SA and Victoria.

Adelaide now hottest capital city on record as temperatures soar throughout SA

18:05 EDT

Adelaide has hit a sweltering 46.6 degrees Celsius, surpassing the previous record set in Melbourne a decade ago to officially become the hottest capital in the country.

Victorian heatwave: Locals left to sweat it out as blackout hits two central towns

16:48 EDT

A power blackout has left two towns in central Victoria to sweat out a day of extreme heat without air-conditioning, refrigeration or even a public swimming pool.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 21/01 Tue 22/01 Wed 23/01

46.9°C

Roseworthy, SA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

45.8°C

Hyden, WA
Avg: Rec:

46.8°C

Oodnadatta Ap, SA
Avg: Rec:

49.1°C

Red Rocks Point, WA
Avg: Rec:

49.1°C

Red Rocks Point, WA
Avg: Rec:

13.5°C

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

5.4°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

2.6°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

2.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-0.5°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

NNE 64km/h

Tasman Island, Tas
Windiest

83km/h

Wyndham Ap, WA

98km/h

Parkes Ap, NSW/ACT

103km/h

Cape Naturaliste, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

60.6mm

Milingimbi, NT
Avg: Rec:

132.0mm

Troughton Island, WA
Avg: Rec:

117.4mm

Bingil Bay, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

73.0mm

Croker Island Ap, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Oodnadatta Ap, SA in 1960
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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