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National Summary

Warm winds ahead of a trough are affecting southern QLD, VIC and NSW, with cooler conditions in its wake. A high pressure ridge is bringing settled conditions to WA. A cold front is bringing showers to southern parts of TAS. A trough is causing rain and storms in the tropics.

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
25.1 21 31

Sunny

Melbourne
 
19.9 17 25

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
26.5 21 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
12.9 14 31

Sunny

Adelaide
 
19.9 16 26

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
21.8 13 36

Sunny

Hobart
 
21.5 17 26

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
27.8 25 34

Mostly sunny

Videos

Weather News

Power plant outages contributed to overloading scare during NSW heatwave, report finds

18:22 EDT

Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave.

Sydney flying fox backyard rescues at record high due to food shortage, heat

15:24 EDT

Flying fox rescuers in Sydney are experiencing "the worst season ever" as a record number of bats get caught and injured in nets used to protect backyard fruit trees.

Weekend rainfall on the cards for hot and dry inland NSW

11:55 EDT

With a few days to go until the official end to the summer season, it looks like parts of New South Wales could still see the odd drop of rain.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 20/02 Tue 21/02 Wed 22/02

31.3°C

Windorah, Qld
Hottest

42.5°C

Eneabba, WA

40.1°C

Marble Bar, WA

41.0°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld

48.7°C

Yeelirrie, WA

7.2°C

Salmon Gums, WA
Coldest

-1.8°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

-0.6°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas

5.0°C

Maydena, Tas

-2.7°C

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT

NNW 50km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
Windiest

112km/h

Centre Island, NT

77km/h

Forrest, WA

98km/h

Mt Hotham, Vic
-
no rain last hr Wettest

214.0mm

Sweers Island, Qld

128.0mm

Mt Sophia, Qld

210.0mm

Blue Rock Reservoir, Vic

210.0mm

Blue Rock Reservoir, Vic
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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