Australian Weather

 

National Summary

A monsoon trough is generating showers & storms in the tropics, heaviest in northern WA near a developing low. Troughs are causing storms over inland southern QLD and NSW, and southern WA whilst drawing a hot airmass south. A front is bringing showers to TAS.

State Weather

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Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia New South Wales/ACT Victoria Tasmania

National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
26.2 21 29

Sunny

Melbourne
 
18.7 15 27

Sunny

Brisbane
 
24.5 20 30

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
28.3 20 28

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
30.4 17 38

Sunny

Canberra
 
28.7 13 37

Sunny

Hobart
 
18.8 13 25

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
25.9 24 31

Thunderstorms

Weather News

Tropical low off WA almost 'out of time' to form into a cyclone, but wind gusts, heavy rain expected

19:11 EDT

A weakening tropical low off Western Australia's north is not expected to form into a cyclone as it approaches the remote coast.

Tropical rain to follow heatwave and fire danger

15:54 EDT

An intense summer heatwave will sweep across southern and eastern Australia this weekend and early next week, before a burst of tropical rain douses the nation's south.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 19/01 Wed 20/01 Thu 21/01

41.9°C

Forrest, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

43.9°C

Roebourne Airport, WA
Avg: Rec:

44.0°C

Mandora, WA
Avg: Rec:

43.3°C

Laverton Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.1°C

Roebourne Airport, WA
Avg: Rec:

7.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-4.0°C

Liawenee, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-2.5°C

Liawenee, Tas
Avg: Rec:

6.0°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-4.0°C

Liawenee, Tas
Avg: Rec:

W 55km/h

Cocos Island Ap, WA
Windiest

92km/h

Tasman Island, Tas

85km/h

Cocos Island Ap, WA

98km/h

Mardie, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

129.2mm

Black Point, NT
Avg: Rec:

169.4mm

Cocos Island Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

176.0mm

Mount Sanford, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

162.0mm

Pardoo, WA
Avg: Rec:
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Oodnadatta, SA in 1960
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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