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National Summary

A low pressure trough is generating scattered showers and thunderstorms across the northern tropics, northwest QLD and southeast NSW. A weak front south of TAS is causing the odd shower in the state's west. A trough over WA is causing heatwave conditions to continue.

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.6 20 29

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
18.5 16 25

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
22.2 21 30

Possible shower

Perth
 
22.8 18 36

Sunny

Adelaide
 
19.8 16 33

Sunny

Canberra
 
17.1 15 31

Possible thunderstorm

Hobart
 
16.3 15 22

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
29.2 26 33

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Perth weather: Temperature hits 40C for fourth day, equalling record from 1933

21:26 EDT

Perth has recorded its fourth consecutive day of temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, equalling a record that has stood for more than 80 years, as a heatwave continues to grip the city.

Farm Management Deposits changes will give farmers chance to help themselves, once they have cash to spare

16:23 EDT

The Federal Government has introduced legislation to overhaul the Farm Management Deposits scheme, which it says will help farmers to help themselves.

Hobart set to cool after a warm start to February

14:50 EDT

The first ten days of February have set a new record for Hobart with each day breaking the 21 degree mark, although a series of fronts on the forecast will bring a cooler change.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 08/02 Tue 09/02 Wed 10/02

34.5°C

Marble Bar, WA
Hottest

46.0°C

Shark Bay Ap, WA

45.6°C

Nyang, WA

46.0°C

Roebourne Ap, WA

46.0°C

Roebourne Ap, WA

6.6°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Coldest

2.3°C

Liawenee, Tas

5.6°C

Mt Read, Tas
 

-0.3°C

Liawenee, Tas

SSE 51km/h

Sellicks Hill, SA
Windiest

90km/h

Windy Point, NSW/ACT

87km/h

Windy Point, NSW/ACT

70km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

94.0mm

Menavale, Qld

84.6mm

Palmerville, Qld
 

311.5mm

Pindari Dam, NSW/ACT
Australia's Records for February
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.5°C at
Mardie, WA in 1998
Lowest -2.7°C at
Mt Wellington, Tas in 1994
Highest 35.0°C at
Moomba Ap, SA in 2004
Lowest -7.4°C at
Mt Wellington, Tas in 1994
Highest 907.0mm at
Crohamhurst, Qld in 1893
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