Heatwave warning is issued across swathes of Australia with temperatures set to hit 40C on Friday and through the weekend – so how hot will it be for you?
- Code red declared in parts of Australia as heatwave gets set to punish country
- Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie will reach 43C today and top 45 tomorrow
- State-wide code red issued in South Australia as Adelaide cops 40C heat
- Victoria will swelter as Melbourne will sweat through 38C on Saturday
Forecasters have issued a code red for parts of Australia this week as the country prepares to swelter through yet another heatwave.
The combination of scorching temperatures and high levels of humidity are expected to lead to extreme heat, with some areas experiencing temperatures of well over 40C.
Western Australia’s Kalgoorlie will be hit with a staggering 43C on Wednesday and 45 degrees on Thursday.
Out of control bushfires in WA have also kept parts of the state on high alert.
A code red has been declared in parts of Australia this week as the country gets ready to swelter through yet another heatwave (pictured, a graphic depiction of the forecast over the coming days with deeper reds an indication of higher temperatures and purple depicting extreme heat)
The combination of scorching temperatures and high levels of humidity are expected to lead to extreme heat, with some areas experiencing temperatures over 40C
‘Very hot and dry conditions throughout eastern parts of the South West Land Division and adjacent Gascoyne and Goldfields,’ Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) warned.
Residents in parts of Boyatup, Howick, Beaumont and Cape Arid, all in WA, are advised to prepare for extreme weather.
‘Northeast to northwesterly winds increasing throughout the morning with gusty conditions easing by mid afternoon,’ BoM said.
‘Southerly change Southeast Coastal district during the afternoon extending into the Great Southern and adjacent southwest Goldfields in the evening.’
BoM has declared a state-wide code red for South Australia, which is in for a blistering seven-day heatwave.
Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to high 30s for the whole of next week and could be much hotter in some areas.
Adelaide is expected to sizzle in punishing 40C forecast for Friday and Saturday.
Victoria won’t fare much better, and Melbourne is predicted to hit 35C toward the end of the week and 38C on Saturday.
Northern Territory’s Darwin will reach 32C this week, but the humidity will peak at 93 per cent on Wednesday and Thursday making conditions feel a lot hotter.
A medium chance of showers and thunderstorms will lash the city until the end of the week.
On Monday, Darwin was battered by severe thunderstorms, while 45mm of rain and 400 lightning strikes were recorded.
Temperatures look slightly cooler for the east coast of Australia.
Brisbane and parts of Queensland will hover around 30C degrees with daily light showers.
But the Sunshine State is in for high levels of humidity making for uncomfortable conditions.
Sydney is expecting a more temperate 28C this weekend and Perth will also enjoy cooler climes, with temperatures to linger about the 28C degree mark.
Adelaide will cop the worst of it in the state with a punishing 40 degrees forecast for Friday and Saturday
Five day forecast across Australia
Wednesday: Max 27
Thursday: Min 20, Max 27
Friday: Min 20, Max 27
Saturday: Min 20, Max 27
Sunday: Min 20, Max 27
Wednesday: Max 28
Thursday: Min 18, Max 36
Friday: Min 24, Max 37
Saturday: Min 25, Max 36
Sunday: Min 23, Max 33
Wednesday: Max 38
Thursday: Min 21, Max 37
Friday: Min 24, Max 40
Saturday: Min 27, Max 40
Sunday Min 21, Max 33
Wednesday: Max 22
Thursday: Min 12, Max 26
Friday: Min 16, Max 33
Saturday: Min 19, Max 37
Sunday: Min 19, Max 27
Wednesday: Max 28
Thursday: Min 21, Max 30
Friday: Min 20, Max 30
Saturday: Min 21, Max 29
Sunday: Min 21, Max 28
Wednesday: Max 33
Thursday: Min 19, Max 28
Friday: Min 17, Max 24
Saturday: Min 12, Max 28
Sunday: Min 16, Max 33
Wednesday: Max 30
Thursday: Min 13, Max 32
Friday: Min 13, Max 31
Saturday: Min 14, Max 31
Sunday: Min 13, Max 33
Wednesday: Max 34
Thursday: Min 25, Max 32
Friday: Min 25, Max 33
Saturday: Min 25, Max 33
Sunday: Min 25, Max 33