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National Summary

Troughs are generating storms over inland & northern WA, the northern tropics, southern QLD & northern NSW, some intense. The troughs are also maintaining intense heat in western QLD, inland NT & inland WA. Fronts are bringing brisk winds and showers to southwest WA and TAS.

State Weather

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National Synoptic

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Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
19.5 19 27

Possible thunderstorm

Melbourne
 
15.0 14 28

Windy with showers

Brisbane
 
24.1 23 33

Sunny

Perth
 
16.8 12 24

Increasing sunshine

Adelaide
 
27.9 22 28

Windy with showers

Canberra
 
9.9 11 29

Showers

Hobart
 
11.1 10 23

Rain developing

Darwin
 
25.8 25 31

Thunderstorms clearing

Weather News

China announces expansion to weather modification program, artificial rain to cover area bigger than size of India

19:18 EDT

China has revealed plans over the next five years to expand its experimental weather modification program, to cover an area greater than the size of India with artificial rainfall.

NSW SES admits handling of 2017 Lismore flood 'didn't go according to plan'

14:29 EDT

The State Emergency Service has admitted "things didn't go according to plan" in the 2017 flood that devastated Lismore and Murwillumbah on the NSW North Coast.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Wed 02/12 Thu 03/12 Fri 04/12

34.9°C

Windorah, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -
Hottest

45.5°C

Windorah, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

45.2°C

Windorah, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

46.2°C

Birdsville, Qld
Avg: Rec:

48.0°C

Walgett, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -

1.4°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-1.4°C

Liawenee, Tas
Avg: Rec:

1.8°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
 

-20.7°C

Bulman, NT
Avg: Rec:

NE 46km/h

Mt Crawford, SA
Windiest

144km/h

Dalby, Qld

116km/h

Coonamble Ap, NSW/ACT

103km/h

Mt Wellington, Tas
-
no rain last hr Wettest

108.0mm

Traighli, Qld
Avg: Rec:
- -

165.0mm

Kings Plains, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:
- -
 

165.0mm

Kings Plains, NSW/ACT
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
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