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Sydney Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|December 2016 Average||19.8||+2.3||28.1||+2.9|
|Dec 1859-2014 Average||17.5||25.2|
|Dec 1859-2014 Highest||26.3||25th 1868||42.2||20th 1957|
|Dec 1859-2014 Lowest||9.1||3rd 1924||15.2||24th 1870|
|December 2016 Total||11.6||4 day(s)|
|Dec 1858-2014 Average Total||77.6||11.5 day(s)|
|Dec 1858-2014 Wettest Total||401.9||1920|
|Dec 1858-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||126.0||9th 1970|
|Dec 1858-2014 Driest Total||2.8||1979|
|Jan-Dec 2016 Total||1332.2||123 day(s)|
|Jan-Dec 1858-2014 Average Total||1212.6||144.1 day(s)|
Sydney, New South Wales/ACT
The most widespread heat in five years could grip parts of southern and eastern Australia next week.
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.