Weather

Australia is a country of extremes and over summer, extreme weather is exactly what we are going to get.

The Weather Channel's Dick Whitaker believes temperature records could be smashed.

Areas like the Pilburra in Western Australia and Oodnadatta in Northern South Australia are tipped to cook.

Thankfully our cities will be a little cooler. Sydney will average 23C in November and 25C in December and January.

Melbourne will be slightly cooler, 21C during November, rising to 24C next month and 25C in January.

Brisbane will enjoy temperatures of around 27C over the next couple of weeks, 28C for December and 29C early next year.

In November, Tasmania can expect an average maximum of 18C, 20C in December and January, 21C.

As Darwin enters its wet season, temperatures will drop from 33C in November to 31C in January.

Those in Adelaide can expect 24C in November, 26C during December and a couple of degrees warmer a month later.

In Perth, November will bring average highs of 26C jumping to 28C in December and 30C in January.

But Andrew Watkins from the Bureau of Meteorology said there was a 70 per cent chance most of those average temperatures will be exceeded.

"Across eastern Australia for November to January temperatures are generally, both maximum and minimum temperatures, are expected to be warmer than average," he said.

While most of the nation swelters, some will need to batten down the hatches.

The West Australian outlook is suggesting a slight chance of an extra cyclone.

Western Australia often sees some very strong tropical cyclones and over the last few years there have been some Category Five ones across the coast.

Although rainfall is expected to be lower than average across most of the country, there are exceptions.

Hail and thunder storms could create havoc in Sydney and Queensland.

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Bureau of Meteorology

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