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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough is generating hot, dry, gusty, northerly winds and patchy rain and storms in central Australia, western QLD, NSW and eastern VIC. A front is cooling VIC, TAS and SA with the odd light shower. Highs are keeping much of WA and QLD dry.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
26.5 22 26

Mostly cloudy

Melbourne
 
19.5 13 26

Sunny

Brisbane
 
25.4 19 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
23.9 17 30

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
22.6 13 26

Sunny

Canberra
 
24.8 17 28

Possible shower

Hobart
 
19.5 12 23

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
32.2 26 34

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Sydney weather: Temperatures hit 40C in western Sydney ahead of late cool change

18:43 EDT

Demand for ambulances has risen by 40 per cent across the Sydney metro area today, with temperatures in the western suburbs hitting 40 degrees Celsius.

How hot does it get in Australia?

14:43 EDT

With summer underway in Australia and heatwave conditions affecting a number of states this week, a lot of temperature observations are being compared to historical records.

Burst of summer heat prompts fire ban in Sydney

10:00 EDT

Authorities have issued a total fire ban for Sydney today as the city's residents brace for the warmest day so far this season.

Extremes and Records

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

43.9°C

Marble Bar, WA
Hottest

43.0°C

Victoria River Downs, NT

43.0°C

Lajamanu, NT

45.0°C

Lajamanu, NT

45.1°C

Warmun, WA

7.1°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Coldest

1.7°C

Liawenee, Tas

5.0°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

8.0°C

Newdegate, WA

-1.7°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

NW 66km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

88km/h

Leinster Ap, WA

94km/h

Burketown Ap, Qld

85km/h

Uluru, NT
-

0.2mm last hr

Christmas Island Ap, WA
Wettest

32.2mm

Jabiru Ap, NT

29.2mm

Burketown Ap, Qld

70.0mm

Mount Bundey South, NT

70.0mm

Mount Bundey South, NT
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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