Australian Weather

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Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A monsoon low is generating flooding rain and storms in north QLD and eastern NT. Troughs are causing storms elsewhere in the NT, northern WA, central QLD and northeast NSW and drawing extreme heat across western NSW, VIC, SA and southern WA. A front is cooling southwest WA.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
21.2 21 29

Increasing sunshine

Melbourne
 
17.1 17 39

Sunny

Brisbane
 
25.8 25 31

Mostly sunny

Perth
 
19.3 19 23

Possible shower

Adelaide
 
24.0 25 42

Sunny

Canberra
 
15.2 15 38

Hazy

Hobart
 
24.0 18 33

Sunny

Darwin
 
29.3 27 33

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Flooding rain continues in Queensland

14:22 EDT

Rain and thunderstorms have continued to soak northern Queensland during the last 24 hours, with central Australia next in line.

Farmers waiting up to a year for drought loans to be assessed

13:28 EDT

Farmers across Australia battling drought are having to wait up to a year to see if they've been approved for a loan from the Federal Government.

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

13:26 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.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Mon 27/01 Tue 28/01 Wed 29/01

35.5°C

Newman Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

46.5°C

Murchison, WA
Avg: Rec:

47.0°C

Murchison, WA
Avg: Rec:

45.0°C

Eucla, WA
Avg: Rec:

48.9°C

Penrith, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

9.1°C

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

4.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:

5.2°C

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

-1.6°C

Butlers Gorge, Tas
Avg: Rec:

WNW 77km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
Windiest

83km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas

105km/h

Manjimup, WA

98km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
-

2.4mm last hr

Christmas Island Ap, WA
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

403.0mm

Inkerman, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

227.0mm

Victoria Sugar Mill, Qld
Avg: Rec:
 

600.0mm

Arltunga, NT
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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