Australian Weather

Tas
Thu 22:00 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough from WA, through the NT, to QLD and northeast NSW is generating showers and thunderstorms, some severe. The trough is also pushing heat into the southwest and northeast. Cool onshore winds in the wake of a front is bringing a few showers to TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
19.2 18 23

Cloudy

Melbourne
 
13.7 11 21

Mostly cloudy

Brisbane
 
25.4 23 30

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
24.4 25 41

Sunny

Adelaide
 
13.6 11 23

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
13.7 12 26

Hazy

Hobart
 
11.5 10 21

Possible shower

Darwin
 
30.1 27 35

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Severe storms ease in South-East Queensland

20:36 EDT

A number of severe storm cells that formed in South-East Queensland have eased but the Bureau of Meteorology has warned more were expected over the coming days.

Australia could see hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east

20:22 EDT

Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia makes its way east.

Record-breaking heatwave hits hard in the Top End

18:49 EDT

The remote Kakadu town of Jabiru broke its December heat record four days in a row, as a heatwave continues to roll across the Top End.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Tue 10/12 Wed 11/12 Thu 12/12

37.1°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

46.5°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

46.2°C

Birdsville Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

46.0°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

46.7°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

0.1°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

1.0°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

0.5°C

Perisher Valley, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
 

-4.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

WSW 61km/h

Hogan Island, Vic
Windiest

83km/h

Batchelor Ap, NT

98km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

98km/h

Wyndham Ap, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

46.4mm

Kimbolton Range Station, WA
Avg: Rec:
- -

130.4mm

Brisbane, Qld
Avg: Rec:
 

143.0mm

North Head, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -
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

Christmas Day Weather Forecast

20°C
28°C
Showers
Mostly cloudy. Showers. SE/NE winds.
16°C
27°C
Clearing shower
Partly cloudy. Clearing shower. W/SW winds.
22°C
33°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. Fresh NE winds.
17°C
32°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE/SW winds.
18°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SW winds.
15°C
32°C
Possible shower
Partly cloudy. Possible shower. SE winds tending fresh NW.
12°C
22°C
Showers increasing
Mostly cloudy. Showers, mostly later. NW/SW winds.
26°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Mostly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds.
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