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National Summary

A trough is generating widespread showers and storms across the tropics. Other troughs are triggering showers and storms in WA, NT, QLD and SA. Some of these troughs are drawing hot, dry winds across SA, VIC and western NSW. A high is clearing skies over TAS, VIC and NSW.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.2 17 31

Sunny

Melbourne
 
34.6 25 42

Sunny

Brisbane
 
23.0 18 32

Sunny

Perth
 
24.9 15 30

Sunny

Adelaide
 
35.4 27 41

Sunny

Canberra
 
25.2 14 38

Sunny

Hobart
 
23.8 21 29

Late shower

Darwin
 
25.7 24 29

Thunderstorms

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Weather News

Victoria sweats through heatwave as bushfires ease

19:43 EDT

Victorians are being warned that there will be no respite from the heat overnight, Two fire emergency warnings have been downgraded to Watch and Act messages — one for a fire at Dreeit South, near Colac and another for people living in Mumbannar and Wanwin near the border of South Australia.

Four days of intense heat in western Sydney

17:28 EDT

Parts of western Sydney could experience their hottest four-day spell in more than 20 years between Friday and Monday.

SA heatwave forecast forces total fire bans, cancellation of TDU community challenge event

12:36 EDT

South Australia is facing two days of temperatures in the 40s, with total fire bans imposed for many parts of the state and the extreme weather forcing changes to the Tour Down Under cycling.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 15/01 Tue 16/01 Wed 17/01

43.2°C

Tarcoola Ap, SA
Hottest

42.8°C

Richmond, Qld

42.8°C

Eyre, WA

43.2°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld

47.3°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT

13.1°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Coldest

-0.1°C

Mt Wellington, Tas

-1.0°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT

1.1°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

-1.5°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

SE 48km/h

Hamilton Island Ap, Qld
Windiest

107km/h

Wattamolla, NSW/ACT

109km/h

Cunderdin Airfield, WA

105km/h

Ben Nevis, Vic
-

31.2mm last hr

Point Stuart, NT
Wettest

147.4mm

Dwellingup, WA

294.0mm

Mt Sophia, Qld

71.0mm

Sweers Island, Qld

84.4mm

Cape Wessel, NT
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Mildura, Vic in 1906
Lowest 0.6°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2012
Highest 36.9°C at
Warragul Vcah, Vic in 1964
Lowest -7.7°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1975
Highest 627.4mm at
Mackay, Qld in 1918
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