Australian Weather

Vic
Tue 22:00 EDT
Current Warnings
 

National Summary

A frontal system is bringing very strong winds, large surf, heavy rain & storms to WA, mainly the west & south. Troughs are triggering showers & storms in eastern parts of TAS,VIC, NSW & QLD, some intense. High-pressure ridges are keeping elsewhere generally dry.

State Weather

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Queensland Northern Territory Western Australia South Australia New South Wales/ACT Victoria Tasmania

National Synoptic

synoptic

Capital Cities

NOW MIN MAX
Sydney
 
14.8 11 21

Showers

Melbourne
 
13.2 9 23

Increasing sunshine

Brisbane
 
19.9 16 27

Possible thunderstorm

Perth
 
15.0 13 20

Showers easing

Adelaide
 
15.1 14 30

Mostly sunny

Canberra
 
9.3 6 18

Mostly sunny

Hobart
 
6.5 5 17

Mostly sunny

Darwin
 
29.8 27 35

Possible thunderstorm

Weather News

Record-breaking hail hits central Queensland

20:51 EDT

Monstrous hailstones measuring 16 centimetres in diameter fell to the ground in central Queensland on Tuesday, likely setting a new Australian record for hail size.

Record-challenging October heatwave in central and northern Australia

17:13 EDT

An intense early-season heatwave will send temperatures soaring across central and northern Australia this week, with some places likely to get close to their October records.

Extremes and Records

Extremes and Records
Current Extremes   Last 3 Days Extremes Extremes This Month
Sat 16/10 Sun 17/10 Mon 18/10

38.0°C

Argyle Aerodrome, WA
Avg: Rec:
Hottest

43.1°C

Wyndham Airport, WA
Avg: Rec:

42.5°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

42.7°C

Rabbit Flat, NT
Avg: Rec:

43.7°C

Wyndham Airport, WA
Avg: Rec:

-1.7°C

Mt Wellington, Tas
Avg: Rec:
Coldest

-3.9°C

Cooma Ap, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-0.4°C

Thredbo Village, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

-2.9°C

Mt Hotham, Vic
Avg: Rec:

-8.2°C

DUMONT D URVILLE, Tas
Avg: Rec:
- -

NW 62km/h

Ocean Reef, WA
Windiest

120km/h

Wilsons Promontory, Vic

88km/h

Maatsuyker Island, Tas

103km/h

Gannet Cay, Qld
-

8.4mm last hr

Bickley, WA
Avg: Rec:
Wettest

21.4mm

Pt Perpendicular, NSW/ACT
Avg: Rec:

27.0mm

Bradshaw-Angallari, NT
Avg: Rec:
- -

86.4mm

Cannon Cove, Qld
Avg: Rec:

50.0mm

Isisford, Qld
Avg: Rec:
Australia's Records for October
Max Min Rain
Highest 46.9°C at
Port Hedland Ap, WA in 2002
Lowest -5.0°C at
Thredbo Top Station, NSW/ACT in 1972
Highest 32.7°C at
Old Halls Creek, WA in 1900
Lowest -12.0°C at
Charlotte Pass, NSW/ACT in 2006
Highest 551.2mm at
Yeppoon, Qld in 1914
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