Australian Weather

NT
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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A tropical low and troughs over QLD and the NT is triggering areas of rain and storms. Troughs are drawing heat into inland NSW and VIC, SA and eastern parts of WA. A high is bringing settled conditions to SA and VIC. A cold front clipping the southwest is causing patchy rain.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
26.8 22 27

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
24.6 14 29

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
32.0 23 33

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
24.1 18 27

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
34.9 17 38

Sunny

Canberra
 
28.1 15 36

Hazy

Hobart
 
24.8 15 27

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
23.1 28 33

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Rain record broken near Townsville as a monsoonal low tracks across Queensland's north-west

10:33 EDT

Torrential rain in north Queensland has smashed a record as a tropical low in the Gulf Country brings heavy rain to northern and western parts of Queensland as it slowly moves towards the Northern Territory.

How to survive a heatwave. Tips on how to stay cool and why sleeping naked won't help during those sweaty nights

10:12 EDT

A heatwave that brewed up over inland Western Australia is making its way south and east, meaning much of Australia is about to experience sweltering temperatures.

Hot days ahead as fires burn in the ACT

09:52 EDT

Firefighters in the ACT will face rising temperatures and increasingly dangerous fire weather during the next several days, with rain unlikely to arrive until Sunday.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sun 26/01 Mon 27/01 Tue 28/01

39.8°C

Eucla, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

44.5°C

Roebourne Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

46.5°C

Murchison, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.0°C

Cunderdin Airfield, WA
Avg: Rec:

48.9°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

11.3°C

Mt Read, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

3.6°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

4.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

5.0°C

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

-1.6°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

NW 51km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

105km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas

83km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

105km/h

Manjimup, WA
-
no rain last hr Wettest

425.4mm

Wollombi, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -

403.0mm

Inkerman, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

207.6mm

Cairns Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:

208.0mm

Cairns Ap, Qld
Avg: Rec:
Australia's Records for January
Max Min Rain
Highest 50.7°C at
Oodnadatta Ap, 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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