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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A broad low pressure trough extending from southeast QLD to WA is causing widespread showers and thunderstorms. A large high over SA is bringing mild and settled conditions. Cool southwesterly breezes in the wake of a cold front are producing showers over TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
18.8 17 24

Cloudy

Melbourne
 
12.9 11 19

Clearing shower

Brisbane
 
22.5 21 27

Mostly cloudy

Perth
 
18.3 19 37

Sunny

Adelaide
 
10.6 10 25

Sunny

Canberra
 
8.4 6 25

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
11.3 10 19

Cloudy

Darwin
 
27.6 25 35

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

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Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Wed 07/12 Thu 08/12 Fri 09/12

34.5°C

Victoria River Downs, NT
Hottest

43.9°C

Julia Creek Ap, Qld

43.8°C

Kununurra Ap, WA

44.0°C

West Roebuck, WA

46.9°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld

-2.2°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Coldest

3.4°C

Bridgetown, WA

-2.4°C

Mt Hotham, Vic
 

-2.4°C

Mt Hotham, Vic

NW 66km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

140km/h

Moonta, SA

138km/h

Tamworth Ap, NSW/ACT

292km/h

Bickley, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

49.0mm

Eidsvold, Qld

88.8mm

Mount Victoria, Tas
 

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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