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National Summary

A cold front is crossing eastern VIC and TAS and southern NSW, bringing cold and showery winds. A high pressure ridge extends over SA and into NSW and the NT, keeping skies clear. A trough is sitting over WA, whilst another lingers over the east; neither is causing much rain yet.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
14.4 10 17

Windy with showers

Melbourne
 
9.7 5 14

Late shower

Brisbane
 
20.5 13 26

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
12.0 8 22

Sunny

Adelaide
 
9.8 7 16

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
5.5 0 14

Sunny

Hobart
 
8.3 2 13

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
26.2 21 34

Sunny

Videos

Weather News

Outback mobile mental health service vital for graziers fights for funding

08:18 EST

A crowdfunding campaign has begun to save a one-of-a-kind mobile mental health service operating in remote far-north Queensland.

Near-record August heat in Broome

16:33 EST

Broome experienced its warmest August day in 22 years this week, twice.

Early bushfire season in parts of NSW

10:30 EST

The NSW Rural Fire Service announced this week that nine Local Government Areas will commence their bushfire season early this year, following a run of warm and dry weather during winter.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 21/08 Tue 22/08 Wed 23/08

28.5°C

Cape Wessel, NT
Hottest

38.3°C

Wyndham Ap, WA

38.0°C

Derby Ap, WA

39.0°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA

39.0°C

Bradshaw, NT

-4.9°C

Mt Hotham, Vic
Coldest

-5.1°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

-47.0°C

Borrona Downs, NSW/ACT

-5.0°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT

-47.0°C

Borrona Downs, NSW/ACT

WSW 42km/h

Gabo Island, Vic
Windiest

70km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

75km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

81km/h

Hogan Island, Vic
-
no rain last hr Wettest

27.0mm

Bairnsdale Ap, Vic

53.0mm

Mt Read, Tas

23.0mm

Wonthaggi, Vic

23.0mm

Wonthaggi, 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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