Australian Weather

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Sun 11:41 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough across WA, the NT and QLD is triggering showers and storms, mainly over northern QLD. Hot dry winds are being directed to the southwest, raising fire danger. A front in the southeast is causing rain to increase over TAS. A high is bringing settled conditions for SA.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
23.8 20 27

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
20.6 14 22

Mostly cloudy

Brisbane
 
30.0 24 33

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
39.1 24 40

Sunny

Adelaide
 
29.5 13 29

Sunny

Canberra
 
26.7 13 30

Mostly cloudy

Hobart
 
17.2 10 20

Showers

Darwin
 
33.7 27 35

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Heatwave to deliver extreme temperatures in parts of SA, NSW and Victoria, BOM says

15:08 EDT

Authorities in South Australia have issued a public health warning ahead of an extreme heatwave forecast for southern and eastern parts of the country during the week.

Perth’s sweltering December heat record run

14:55 EDT

Relentless heat in Western Australia sets December record run in Perth.

Extreme heat sets Canberra in its sights

12:44 EDT

A hot airmass sitting over the country is continuing to spread, having already turned up the temperature in WA, with SA next in its sights.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Thu 12/12 Fri 13/12 Sat 14/12

43.4°C

McArthur River, NT
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

46.3°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.2°C

Julia Creek Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

43.2°C

Julia Creek Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

46.7°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

5.9°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-1.4°C

Mt Baw Baw, Vic
Avg: Rec:

2.7°C

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

0.3°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

-4.0°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

W 70km/h

Hogan Island, Vic
Windiest

98km/h

Wyndham Ap, WA

107km/h

Redcliffe, Qld

88km/h

Rowley Shoals, WA
-

0.3mm last hr

Cape Grim, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

52.0mm

Cygnet Bay, WA
Avg: Rec:

120.0mm

Air Sea Rescue, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

33.0mm

Carfax, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

49.2mm

Mt Read, Tas
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

21°C
27°C
Rain
Mostly cloudy. Rain. SE winds.
14°C
24°C
Clearing shower
Partly cloudy. Clearing shower. SW winds.
24°C
34°C
Showers
Mostly cloudy. Showers. Fresh N/NE winds.
18°C
34°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. SE winds tending W'ly.
16°C
29°C
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny. S'ly winds.
15°C
32°C
Rain
Mostly cloudy. Rain periods. SE winds tending NW.
12°C
21°C
Rain
Mostly cloudy. Rain periods. NW/SW winds.
26°C
34°C
Thunderstorms
Partly cloudy. Showers, chance storm. NW winds.
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