Cool temperatures, blistering winds and endless showers could but a dampener on the Easter long weekend for revelers across the nation.
Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain told Daily Mail Australia most of the country would be feeling a little chilly and very soggy over the upcoming holiday period – unless they were in Perth.
The rest of the country will see rain for at least two of the four days of the long weekend, except Adelaide, which will only endure one day of light showers, and parts of Victoria, which have seen snow already.
Sydney will see three days of their long weekend marred by clouds and rain this Easter
The city will share similar weather to much of the country’s capitals, with most expected to see at least two days of rain
In Sydney showers are expected on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mr Brittain said while there is a lesser chance of rain on Sunday, it’s still very possible.
Making things worse will be the accompanying warm air temperature, set to cause a muggy and wet weekend.
‘On Friday and Saturday, the humidity could be quite high,’ Mr Brittain said.
Melbourne will be given two days of reprieve throughout the long weekend, though both are expected to be flanked by rain – meaning it might be wise to cancel the camping trip and have a backyard barbecue instead.
‘There’s a chance of showers on Good Friday and Easter Sunday,’ Mr Brittain said. ‘But Saturday and Monday will be generally dry.’
In Melbourne, the temperature is unlikely to exceed the low 20s, and rain is expected on Friday and Sunday
The Victorian capital will see an average temperature in the low 20s throughout the weekend.
Further afield in the alps, the first snow of autumn has already fallen.
Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mount Buller all received dustings as the weather plummeted to about minus three degrees on Monday morning, the Bureau of Meteorology says.
‘It’s the first snow for autumn at the alpine resorts, and it’s the coldest it’s been up there since early November,’ forecaster Rod Dickson told AAP.
Snow has already begun to fall in Victoria’s alps, meaning a trip to the ski fields may be preferable over Easter to a day at the beach
The areas are experiencing their lowest temperatures since November, BOM forecaster Rod Dickson said
As a cyclone brews in the Coral Sea, Queenslanders could be forgiven for approaching their Easter break with extreme caution.
But Mr Brittain says at this point, the weather event is unlikely to affect the state too much apart from some increases in wave height in southern Queensland on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Brisbane will see showers over much of the Easter break, and temperatures in the high 20s.
Brisbane will see showers throughout much of the Easter break, with temperatures expected to stay in the high 20s
Adelaide will remain mostly dry over the long weekend, though showers are a chance on Good Friday.
Mr Brittain says of all Australia’s captial cities, Perth has the best deal this coming long weekend.
With temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s, and no rain in sight, residents of the Western Australian city won’t have a care in the world come Friday morning.
After Good Friday, Adelaide is expecting a dry, long Easter weekend
Perth has the best deal this coming holiday period, with temperatures in the low 30s and no rain in sight
Darwin locals will spend their weekend drenched in a thin layer of sweat, with a very humid four days expected for the holiday period.
‘Looking at showers, there’s a good chance they’ll hit on Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday and Monday they could escape the storms,’ Mr Brittain said.
Each day will hit above 30 degrees, which will play a big part in ensuring a very muggy Easter in the Top End.
Hobart is in for a more extreme four days, with strong winds and rain expected on Friday and Saturday.
Hobart will experience blistering winds and storms throughout the weekend, though the winds are expected to ease on Sunday
The winds will ease on Sunday, but the showers could continue through to Monday.
Mr Brittain temperatures would be floating around the mid-teens, which is average for the Tasmanian capital.
Canberra will start their long weekend off with a warm, dry Friday – though things are expected to take a turn before the end of the break.
The temperature will begin to drop on Saturday, and the chance of rain will rise throughout the rest of the long weekend.
In Canberra, a misleadingly warm Good Friday will soon turn to a cold and rainy Easter Sunday
WEATHER AROUND AUSTRALIA
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. Min 15, Max 25
Wednesday – Partly cloudy. Min 20, Max 28
Thursday – Partly cloudy. Min 20, Max 28
Friday – Cloudy. Min 20, Max 30
Saturday – Showers. Min 21, Max 24
Sunday – Showers. Min 19, Max 28
Tuesday – Shower or two. Min 22, Max 27
Wednesday – Possible shower. Min 21, Max 29
Thursday – Cloudy. Min 21, Max 29
Friday – Cloudy. Min 20, Max 30
Saturday – Cloudy. Min 21, Max 29
Sunday – Cloudy. Min 21, Max 29
Tuesday – Sunny. Min 4, Max 24
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. Min 11, Max 27
Thursday – Mostly sunny. Min 10, Max 30
Friday – Sunny. Min 11, Max 29
Saturday – Cloudy. Min 11, Max 23
Sunday – Cloudy. Min 11, Max 26
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. Min 16, Max 24
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. Min 13, Max 25
Thursday – Sunny. Min 13, Max 26
Friday – Sunny. Min 15, Max 30
Saturday – Sunny. Min 17, Max 29
Sunday – Sunny. Min 15, Max 30
Tuesday – Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 26, Max 34
Wednesday – Possible shower or storm. Min 26, Max 34
Thursday – Shower or two. Possible storm. Min 26, Max 33
Friday – Storms. Min 25, Max 33
Saturday – Storms. Min 25, Max 33
Sunday – Storms. Min 25, Max 33
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. Min 10, Max 21
Wednesday – Partly cloudy. Min 16, Max 28
Thursday – Sunny. Min 15, Max 24
Friday – Cloudy. Min 13, Max 22
Saturday – Sunny. Min 12, Max 22
Sunday – Shower. Min 13, Max 23
Tuesday – Cloudy. Min 11, Max 25
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. Min 18, Max 26
Thursday – Partly cloudy. Min 13, Max 23
Friday – Shower. Min 15, Max 23
Saturday – Sunny. Min 12, Max 24
Sunday – Cloudy. Min 14, Max 24
Tuesday – Cloudy. Min 9, Max 18
Wednesday – Early shower or two. Min 11, Max 21
Thursday – Late shower or two. Min 13, Max 22
Friday – Showers. Min 14, Max 19
Saturday – Cloudy. Min 9, Max 20
Sunday – Cloudy. Min 11, Max 26
Source: Bureau of Meteorology