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National Summary

A broad trough and embedded lows across the north and west are triggering showers and thunderstorms. A high in the southeast is leading to generally clear and settled conditions for NSW, TAS, VIC and SA. A trough in the west is pushing hot air into SA.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
22.8 22 31

Sunny

Melbourne
 
22.2 21 38

Mostly sunny

Brisbane
 
24.7 23 32

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
20.9 15 31

Sunny

Adelaide
 
23.2 22 39

Sunny

Canberra
 
19.2 15 37

Sunny

Hobart
 
17.0 14 26

Late shower

Darwin
 
26.3 28 32

Possible thunderstorm

Videos

Weather News

Scorpions, rats emerge as rain continues to fall in flood-hit Tennant Creek

22:25 EDT

Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.

Central Australian tourists treated to 'desert in her party dress' after constant rainfall

22:16 EDT

Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.

Rivers rising and roads cut across northern Western Australia

18:18 EDT

The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 14/01 Sun 15/01 Mon 16/01

34.8°C

Thargomindah Ap, Qld
Hottest

44.1°C

Mungindi, NSW/ACT

43.0°C

Morawa Ap, WA

43.0°C

Eucla, WA

46.9°C

Wanaaring, NSW/ACT

6.8°C

Mt Read, Tas
Coldest

-1.9°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

2.0°C

Liawenee, Tas
 

-1.9°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT

W 70km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
Windiest

125km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

98km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

88km/h

Mt Hartz, Tas
-

7.4mm last hr

Kununurra Ap, WA
Wettest

141.0mm

Jochmus, Qld

96.0mm

Brunette Downs, NT
 

351.0mm

Tung Oil, Qld
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Mildura, Vic in 1906
Lowest 0.6°C at
Mt Hotham, Vic in 2012
Highest 36.9°C at
Warragul Vcah, Vic in 1964
Lowest -7.7°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1975
Highest 627.4mm at
Mackay, Qld in 1918
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