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Brisbane weather to top 30C this week

Stock up on sunscreen and head to the beach as summer is coming to eastern Australia before August is even halfway over.

Unseasonably warm conditions are forecast to sweep across much of the east coast in the coming days, and parts of Queensland are expected to hit well over 30C.

The balmy weather will last the whole week, with Brisbane’s maximums to rise into the high 20s and low 30s – around 10C above the August average.

Summer is coming to eastern Australia before August is even halfway over, with parts of Queensland expected to hit well over 30C

The balmy weather will last the whole week, with Brisbane 's maximums to rise into the high 20s and low 30s - around 10C above the August average

The balmy weather will last the whole week, with Brisbane ‘s maximums to rise into the high 20s and low 30s – around 10C above the August average

Parts of Sydney hit nearly 27C on Friday, and while the maximum dropped to the low 20s over the weekend, it will again rise to 24C on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Like the favourable weather farther north, Australia’s biggest city will enjoy cloudless skies through the week with only a little drizzle forecast for Wednesday.

But despite the talk of unseasonable warmth, nights and mornings will be a bit on the chilly side this weekend, scrapping any talk of a heatwave.

‘It’s funny, sometimes you get the cold mornings with the hot days just because the skies are clear, which allows the air to cool down a lot overnight,’ Bureau of Meteorology forecaster James Thompson said. 

Parts of Sydney hit nearly 27C on Friday, and while the maximum dropped to the low 20s over the weekend, it will again rise to 24C on Tuesday and Wednesday 

Parts of Sydney hit nearly 27C on Friday, and while the maximum dropped to the low 20s over the weekend, it will again rise to 24C on Tuesday and Wednesday 

Unseasonably warm conditions are forecast to sweep across much of the east coast this week

Unseasonably warm conditions are forecast to sweep across much of the east coast this week

Further south, the conditions are less summery but still unseasonable, with Melbourne’s weekend hitting 18C, still hot for the Victorian capital.

It will continue to hover around that mark, getting up to 19C on Monday before dropping to 16C on Tuesday and 17C on Wednesday, but rain is expected.

But Canberra will enjoy temperatures five degrees above normal with almost the same weather as Melbourne predicted, though with frosty mornings.

Maximums will hit 17C on Monday and Tuesday and 15C on Wednesday, but plummet to 0C on Monday and 1C on Tuesday before a slightly better 5C on Wednesday.

The warm weather was partly due to extremely low rainfall with only 12.6 millimetres falling in July

The warm weather was partly due to extremely low rainfall with only 12.6 millimetres falling in July

Brisbane's maximums are set to rise into the high 20s and low 30s - around 10C above the August average

Brisbane’s maximums are set to rise into the high 20s and low 30s – around 10C above the August average

The warm Queensland weather proved the perfect opportunity for one lover of the outdoors to hike up Mount Nebo, outside Brisbane

The warm Queensland weather proved the perfect opportunity for one lover of the outdoors to hike up Mount Nebo, outside Brisbane

Meanwhile, Sydney already had its second-hottest July in history, with the 19.1C average maximum 2.7C above normal for the year’s coldest month.

The warm weather was party due to extremely low rainfall with only 12.6 millimetres falling in July – well below the 100 millimetre average and the driest since 1995. 

It followed a national trend that saw Australia’s mean temperature for the month soar to the third-highest ever since records began in 1910.  

Sydney already had its second-hottest July in history, with the 19.1C average maximum 2.7C above normal for the year's coldest month 

Sydney already had its second-hottest July in history, with the 19.1C average maximum 2.7C above normal for the year’s coldest month 

Sydney's run of unseasonably warm weather has continued into August

Sydney’s run of unseasonably warm weather has continued into August

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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