Australian Weather

Qld
Tue 07:30 EST
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A trough crossing VIC and TAS is triggering the odd shower and thunderstorm. A cold front and troughs crossing southern WA are generating showers. A trough near the Top End is causing showers over Arnhem Land. Onshore winds are bringing showers to eastern QLD.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
15.1 14 26

Mostly sunny

Melbourne
 
13.8 12 19

Mostly cloudy

Brisbane
 
18.8 17 25

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
13.0 10 20

Mostly sunny

Adelaide
 
12.6 12 21

Increasing sunshine

Canberra
 
13.6 6 20

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
13.8 10 18

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
25.5 24 33

Mostly sunny

Weather News

Warmth sticking around in northern WA

17:20 EST

Unseasonably warm weather is affecting some northern parts of WA this week.

Meteor captured on Northern Territory police CCTV raining 'purple light' over Top End

14:41 EST

A meteor has lit up the Northern Territory night sky with a flash that created "daylight" in Alice Springs and a noise that shook windows.

The long road to drought

14:16 EST

A prolonged period of dry and warm weather is taking a toll on Australia's water balance, with large swaths of agricultural land in drought and urban dam levels dropping around the country.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 18/05 Sun 19/05 Mon 20/05

28.3°C

Adele Is, WA
Avg: Rec:
- -
Hottest

38.6°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

38.2°C

Fitzroy Crossing Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

38.0°C

Curtin Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:

39.7°C

Mandora, WA
Avg: Rec:

2.0°C

Salmon Gums, WA
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-4.1°C

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

-3.3°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:
 

-5.7°C

Goulburn Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

NW 68km/h

Maatsuyker Is, Tas
Windiest

105km/h

Cape Grim, Tas

79km/h

Cape Leeuwin, WA

98km/h

Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT
-
no rain last hr Wettest

47.4mm

Mount Hope, SA
Avg: Rec:
- -

34.0mm

Topaz, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -
 

126.0mm

Rocky Valley, Vic
Avg: Rec:
Australia's Records for May
Max Min Rain
Highest 47.0°C at
Bulman, NT in 2016
Lowest -6.0°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 2000
Highest 30.5°C at
Lake Cargelligo Ap, NSW/ACT in 1990
Lowest -14.2°C at
Namadgi National Park, NSW/ACT in 1987
Highest 536.6mm at
Orbost, Vic in 2017
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