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Newcastle Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|December 2016 Average||17.1||-0.6||15 33.2||+5.6|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average||17.7||27.6|
|Dec 1998-2014 Highest||25.3||1st 2004||40.8||1st 2004|
|Dec 1998-2014 Lowest||8.7||7th 2002||18.8||7th 2011|
|December 2016 Total||15 0.2||1 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||67.5||10.6 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest Total||146.4||2002|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||85.4||11th 2002|
|Dec 1998-2014 Driest Total||15.7||2005|
|Jan-Dec 2016 Total||1025.6||112 day(s)|
|Jan-Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||1118.4||129.7 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
A teenager has been struck by lightning during dangerous thunderstorms in Queensland's south-east that caused structural damage and left thousands without power.
Following a run of cooler than average temperatures during the first half of next week, southwestern parts of Western Australia will see a return of hot conditions.
A burst of hazy heat enveloped Sydney on Friday, with temperatures just not letting up well into the evening.