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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A low pressure trough is steering hot air over NSW, whilst triggering showers and thunderstorms over WA and SA. A second trough is also producing thunderstorms (locally severe) over northern NSW and southern QLD. A high pressure ridge is keeping southwest parts of WA settled.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
21.0 20 29

Late shower

Melbourne
 
21.7 19 24

Windy with showers

Brisbane
 
23.0 23 30

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
19.2 13 31

Sunny

Adelaide
 
22.6 15 21

Thunderstorms clearing

Canberra
 
12.9 10 31

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
12.9 13 24

Windy with rain

Darwin
 
29.0 26 35

Mostly sunny

Videos

Weather News

Turbulent Thursday in Vic, Tas, SA

15:52 EDT

Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.

How to protect yourself from lightning strikes

15:38 EDT

It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.

Storms plaguing NSW, Qld

10:52 EDT

Storm-weary parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales are preparing for another bout of wild weather today.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 05/12 Tue 06/12 Wed 07/12

36.4°C

Camooweal, Qld
Hottest

45.0°C

Windorah, Qld

44.5°C

Winton Ap, Qld

43.0°C

Lajamanu, NT

46.9°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld

6.1°C

Mt Read, Tas
Coldest

-0.1°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

1.6°C

Keith, SA
 

-1.1°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

NNW 57km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Windiest

105km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

75km/h

Warburton, WA

140km/h

Moonta, SA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

69.0mm

Mullumbimby, NSW/ACT

88.8mm

Stokes Hill, NT
 

88.8mm

Stokes Hill, 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
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