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Huge 3500kilometre rain band moving across Australia means a very wet weekend for millions

Huge 3500kilometre rain band moving across Australia means a very wet weekend for millions – here’s how the weather will be where you are

  • Majority of the downpour will be felt across Queensland over the weekend 
  • Rain has moved from Top End to Queensland with 25mm forecast on Saturday
  • Separate trough will see rain also fall in Adelaide and Melbourne in coming days 

A whopping 3,500kilometre cloud band is set to sweep across Australia over the weekend, raining on the plans of millions across the country.

Heavy rainfall will move from north-western Western Australia all the way across to Queensland leaving most of the state completely soaked.

The Top End, despite in the middle of its dry season, experienced record rainfall this week with Elliott, a suburb halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs receiving 55millimetres of rain on Thursday – the highest June rainfall since 1973.

Brisbane could see 20mm of rain on Saturday while a separate trough sweeping through Victoria and South Australia will see the southern states also hit with showers from Friday into the weekend.

A whopping 3,500km band of rain is set to sweep across Australia over the weekend, raining on the plans of millions across the country (pictured the coloured areas show the areas hit with rain)

Brisbane could see 20mm of rain on Saturday while a separate trough sweeping through Victoria and South Australia will see the southern states also hit with showers from Friday into the weekend

Brisbane could see 20mm of rain on Saturday while a separate trough sweeping through Victoria and South Australia will see the southern states also hit with showers from Friday into the weekend

Craig McIntosh a meteorologist from WeatherZone told Daily Mail Australia Queensland will see the brunt of the wet weather.

‘The cloud band has crossed most of Australia already and is dumping most of the rain into Queensland,’ he said.

‘It’s a north-west cloud band which is a big contributor of tropical moisture to south-eastern parts of Australia.’

The largest downpour is expected to hit Queensland on Saturday with Brisbane to see more than 20mm of rain on Saturday.

‘The heaviest rain will be between Rockhampton and Brisbane and inland areas of those districts, with around 15-25mm forecast,’ McIntosh said.

‘We won’t see the rain disappear until Monday.’

The largest downpour is expected to hit Queensland on Saturday with Brisbane to see up to 20mm of rain in one day alone

The largest downpour is expected to hit Queensland on Saturday with Brisbane to see up to 20mm of rain in one day alone

People are seen braving the wet weather in Melbourne last week. More rain is forecast for the city over the weekend

People are seen braving the wet weather in Melbourne last week. More rain is forecast for the city over the weekend

Some of that rain will also be seen in north-eastern New South Wales. 

Meanwhile in the southern states, Melbourne is likely to see around 25mm of rain fall over the weekend by a different low pressure system.

Adelaide was soaked by rain on Friday but is forecast to have a relatively dry weekend.

The rain will be mostly felt in Queensland but Melbourne and Adelaide may also see showers while Sydney will be mainly dry

The rain will be mostly felt in Queensland but Melbourne and Adelaide may also see showers while Sydney will be mainly dry

Sydney will miss the rain completely with a sunny weekend in store while millions of residents are stuck inside from the recent Covid-19 outbreak.

Canberra may have a shower or two and some frosty mornings are expected with Sunday having a minimum temperature of 0C.

Perth will be hit with heavy rainfall on Sunday which will continue into the next week as a cold front moves through the west.

Hobart will also see a chilly weekend but only 1-2mm of rain is expected over Saturday and Sunday.   

THREE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY 

 SYDNEY

Friday: Min 8C, Max 19C

Saturday: Min 7C, Max 17C

Sunday: Min 8C, Max 17C

PERTH:

Friday: Min 6C, Max 18C

Saturday: Min 3C, Max 19C

Sunday: Min 7C, Max 17C

MELBOURNE:

Friday: Min 9C, Max 13C

Saturday: Min 8C, Max 13C

 Sunday: Min 8C, Max 15C

CANBERRA:

Friday: Min 6C, Max 11C

Saturday: Min 4C, Max 11C

Sunday: Min 0C, Max 13C

 

 BRISBANE:

Friday: Min 14C, Max 21

Saturday: Min 15C, Max 17C

Sunday: Min 9C, Max 21C

HOBART:

Friday: Min 6C, Max 13C

Saturday: Min 6C, Max 12C

Sunday: Min 7C, Max 11C

ADELAIDE:

Friday: Min 8C, Max 14C

Saturday: Min 8C, Max 15C

Sunday: Min 10C, Max 16C

DARWIN:

Friday: Min 24, Max 31C

Saturday: Min 22C, Max 31C

Sunday: Min 21C, Max 31C

 

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