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National Summary

A low pressure trough off the NSW coast is triggering showers and the odd storm along the fringe. A trough moving off the QLD coast is leaving some showers in its wake. A cold front approaching south WA is generating light showers. High pressure is keeping the interior dry.

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
16.3 8 16

Possible shower

Melbourne
 
11.5 5 14

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
19.9 9 22

Late shower

Perth
 
19.4 11 23

Rain developing

Adelaide
 
12.4 4 15

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
11.8 -3 14

Sunny

Hobart
 
14.6 4 15

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
32.3 21 33

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Insurers and government leave council high and dry after coastal storm damage

13:08 EST

The Bega Valley Shire Council is caught in a perfect storm of insurers and governments avoiding claims to repair storm damage to a heritage wharf.

Severe storm derails train in southern France

12:48 EST

During a thunderstorm, approximately 20 percent of lightning strikes reach the ground and the rest occur within the cloud.

Snow season high becoming a low point

16:18 EST

The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 23/08 Wed 24/08 Thu 25/08

34.5°C

Kalumburu, WA
Hottest

37.1°C

Ngukurr, NT

37.4°C

Bulman, NT

38.0°C

Middle Point, NT

38.0°C

Middle Point, NT

-2.8°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Coldest

-6.8°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

-8.3°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

-7.0°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

-10.4°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

NW 64km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

74km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

79km/h

Wattamolla, NSW/ACT

94km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

108.0mm

Palen Creek, Qld

85.4mm

Pt Perpendicular, NSW/ACT

20.0mm

Ferny Creek, Vic

20.0mm

Ferny Creek, Vic
Australia's Records for August
Max Min Rain
Highest 40.2°C at
Cape Don, NT in 2014
Lowest -6.7°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2005
Highest 28.7°C at
Milikapiti, NT in 1973
Lowest -20.6°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 1968
Highest 529.2mm at
Rainbow Beach, Qld in 2007
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