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Sun 22:01 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A low pressure system and associated trough over WA and the Top End is generating showers and the odd storm. A trough over QLD is resulting in showers and storms over the southeast of the state. High pressure in the south is keeping elsewhere mostly dry.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
13.3 14 22

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
12.6 11 18

Clearing shower

Brisbane
 
17.4 16 25

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
17.3 15 24

Drizzle clearing

Adelaide
 
11.0 10 23

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
4.5 3 23

Sunny

Hobart
 
12.9 11 23

Late shower

Darwin
 
26.5 26 33

Possible thunderstorm

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15:21 EDT

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Storms strike southwest WA

11:43 EDT

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Police divers find two bodies in sunken Queensland fishing trawler recovery mission

00:01 EDT

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Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Fri 20/10 Sat 21/10 Sun 22/10

29.8°C

Marble Bar, WA
Hottest

44.6°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA

44.0°C

Marble Bar, WA

42.0°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA

45.0°C

West Roebuck, WA

-2.4°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Coldest

-4.8°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

-2.0°C

Mt Hotham, Vic
 

-5.5°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

NW 57km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

96km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

87km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

81km/h

Mt Hartz, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

71.6mm

Mt Seaview, NSW/ACT

44.0mm

Palmerville, Qld
 

389.0mm

Makowata, Qld
Australia's Records for October
Max Min Rain
Highest 46.9°C at
Port Hedland Ap, WA in 2002
Lowest -5.0°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1972
Highest 32.7°C at
Old Halls Creek, WA in 1900
Lowest -12.0°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 2006
Highest 551.2mm at
Yeppoon, Qld in 1914
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