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47.9 degrees difference: This week's hottest, coldest, wettest, windiest Aussie places

Anthony Sharwood, Friday April 16, 2021 - 18:41 EST

Australia had it all this week.

There was Tropical Cyclone Seroja off Western Australia which devastated the town of Kalbarri and severely damaged the historic One Mile Jetty at Carnarvon.

There was the first serious cold outbreak of autumn, which brought snow to Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales, the first serious frost to Canberra, and cyclone strength winds to southern states.

In between all that, Melbourne had some typically upside-down weather while Sydney and Brisbane had some delightfully summery autumn weather.

Here's a quick summary of the extremes of the week, ending this Friday morning at 3 pm:

  • The wettest place in the last week was Mount Read in TAS with 145.4mm (accumulated).
  • The hottest place in the last week was Curtin in WA with 42.4°C  on Friday afternoon.
  • The coldest place in the last week was Perisher Valley in NSW with -5.5°C on the morning of Tuesday the 13th. Fire up the snow guns, we say! And if you're wondering how cold it can get in Australia, Ben Domensino had the "low down" on that in this story. See what we did there? ;)

For those who've already had a Friday beer and can't be bothered using mental arithmetic, it was a 47.9 degree difference between our hottest and coolest spots.

Have a great weekend from the Weatherzone team.

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