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National Summary

A coastal trough is combining with onshore winds to deliver rain, showers and storms in QLD, heaviest from Townsville to Bundaberg. A trough near the WA and SA border is causing thunderstorms. A cold front crossing the southwest is bringing brisk winds and thundery showers.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
18.9 17 26

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
22.7 20 25

Possible thunderstorm

Brisbane
 
18.4 19 25

Possible shower

Perth
 
12.1 8 25

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
20.3 17 23

Clearing shower

Canberra
 
12.1 9 26

Rain developing

Hobart
 
20.7 19 23

Clearing shower

Darwin
 
27.4 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Missing trawler men 'may still be alive', survivor's wife says

20:57 EDT

The wife of the only man rescued from a trawler that sank off central Queensland on Monday night says she remains hopeful six other men still missing will be found alive.

Rain eases over north Queensland, prompting BOM to cancel severe weather warning

18:41 EDT

Rain is finally easing in northern and central Queensland after coastal areas north of Hervey Bay copped a battering, cutting the Bruce Highway and leaving several towns stranded.

Millions of dollars worth of crops lost as second deluge batters Bundaberg

17:49 EDT

Farmers in Queensland say they've lost millions of dollars worth of crops in the second heavy rainfall event in as many weeks.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 16/10 Tue 17/10 Wed 18/10

30.9°C

Argyle Ap, WA
Hottest

42.5°C

Kununurra Ap, WA

42.0°C

Wyndham Ap, WA

43.0°C

Wyndham Ap, WA

43.0°C

Wyndham Ap, WA

5.8°C

Collie East, WA
Coldest

0.3°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

0.0°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT
 

-5.5°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

NW 72km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Windiest

98km/h

Centre Island, NT

92km/h

Mount William, Vic

90km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
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19.0mm last hr

Cairns Ap, Qld
Wettest

187.4mm

Makowata, Qld

119.0mm

Monto, Qld
 

319.0mm

Bundaberg Alert, Qld
Australia's Records for October
Max Min Rain
Highest 46.9°C at
Port Hedland Ap, WA in 2002
Lowest -5.0°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1972
Highest 32.7°C at
Old Halls Creek, WA in 1900
Lowest -12.0°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 2006
Highest 551.2mm at
Yeppoon, Qld in 1914
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