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It could be a cold, wet, Easter: Long weekend plans may be dampened by rain

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. 

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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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

In Canberra, a misleadingly warm Good Friday will soon turn to a cold and rainy Easter Sunday

WEATHER AROUND AUSTRALIA 

SYDNEY 

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

BRISBANE 

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

CANBERRA 

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

PERTH 

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

 DARWIN 

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

MELBOURNE 

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

ADELAIDE 

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

HOBART 

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 

 



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