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National Summary

A strong cold front and trough crossing southern WA and into western SA is generating heavy showers, thunderstorms and damaging winds. A trough over southern QLD, NSW and the ACT is triggering thunderstorms. Low pressure over northern WA, NT and tropical QLD is causing storms.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.0 21 30

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
18.8 15 33

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
23.4 21 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
16.0 13 21

Possible thunderstorm

Adelaide
 
26.7 25 38

Late shower

Canberra
 
19.3 17 35

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
15.2 13 23

Sunny

Darwin
 
29.6 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Severe and 'unusual' summer weather forces cancellation of music and Christmas events

22:38 EDT

Major Perth events, including Carols by Candlelight and A Day on the Green, have been cancelled as a severe and unseasonal storm approaches the city.

A week of two halves for Tasmania

16:29 EDT

It will be one of those weeks where Tasmanians will need sunnies and a hat, followed by a jumper and umbrella.

Extreme heatwave heads to outback towns in Queensland, NSW

11:37 EDT

There will be extreme heatwave conditions in south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales over the next three days, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says, with several outback towns expecting sweltering daytime temperatures of at least 43 degrees Celsius.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Fri 15/12 Sat 16/12 Sun 17/12

36.4°C

Warburton, WA
Hottest

45.0°C

Marble Bar, WA

45.0°C

Bedourie, Qld

45.0°C

Coober Pedy Ap, SA

45.5°C

Marree Ap, SA

5.7°C

Warra, Tas
Coldest

3.6°C

Mt Wellington, Tas

-2.0°C

Liawenee, Tas
 

-2.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

WSW 64km/h

Cape Leeuwin, WA
Windiest

101km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

88km/h

Murrurundi Gap, NSW/ACT

105km/h

Cape Leeuwin, WA
-

1.8mm last hr

Wandering, WA
Wettest

60.6mm

Windjana Gorge, WA

56.0mm

Katherine, NT
 

182.2mm

Hillside, Vic
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

20°C
24°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. Fresh S'ly winds.
13°C
21°C
Clearing shower
Mostly cloudy. Clearing shower. SW winds.
22°C
33°C
Showers increasing
Partly cloudy. Showers, mostly later. N/E'ly winds.
17°C
31°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending fresh SW.
14°C
26°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. Fresh SE winds.
12°C
26°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. SE winds.
10°C
20°C
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy. Fresh SW winds.
25°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NE winds.
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