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National Summary

A trough is drawing hot, dry, gusty, northerly winds across central Australia, western QLD, western NSW and VIC and warm winds into TAS. The trough is causing a few showers and storms in SA and the central and western interior. Highs are keeping much of WA, NSW and QLD dry.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
27.3 21 37

Cloud increasing

Melbourne
 
21.1 21 25

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
25.1 19 31

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
17.5 15 28

Sunny

Adelaide
 
18.6 17 24

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
26.6 16 34

Windy

Hobart
 
22.5 19 26

Possible shower

Darwin
 
28.9 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Sydney weather: Temperatures forecast to push past 40C in western parts of the city

06:46 EDT

Temperatures in Sydney's west are expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius today, while the city's east should be spared thanks to a sea breeze.

What is a heatwave?

15:40 EDT

A large portion of Australia is being affected by heatwave conditions this week.

Beerwah macadamia and pineapple farmers in shock over storm damage

14:26 EDT

Beerwah pineapple and macadamias farmers fear it could take years to recover from a wild storm that slammed into their properties, battering crops and buildings with cyclonic winds and damaging hail.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 11/12 Tue 12/12 Wed 13/12

39.2°C

Moomba Ap, SA
Hottest

43.0°C

Victoria River Downs, NT

43.0°C

Lajamanu, NT

45.0°C

Rabbit Flat, NT

45.1°C

Warmun, WA

9.7°C

Collie East, WA
Coldest

2.0°C

Liawenee, Tas

5.0°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

9.0°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT

-1.7°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

NW 57km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

88km/h

Leinster Ap, WA

94km/h

Burketown Ap, Qld

85km/h

Uluru, NT
-

0.2mm last hr

Shannon, WA
Wettest

32.2mm

Jabiru Ap, NT

29.0mm

Burketown Ap, Qld

5.0mm

Strahan Ap, Tas

5.0mm

Strahan Ap, Tas
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
28°C
Possible shower
Mostly cloudy. Possible shower. SE/E'ly winds.
16°C
28°C
Possible shower
Partly cloudy. Possible shower. SW winds.
20°C
30°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds tending E'ly.
18°C
32°C
Showers
Partly cloudy. Showers. Fresh SE/SW winds.
17°C
31°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE/SW winds.
13°C
29°C
Possible shower
Partly cloudy. Possible shower. SE winds tending NW.
14°C
24°C
Showers
Mostly cloudy. Showers. Fresh NW winds.
26°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds.
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