Large parts of Australia are expected to experience severe weather conditions including heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, hail, flash flooding, and intense heatwaves.
Eastern and northern Australia is bracing for a stormy week that will persist until next Monday.
Main areas of concern include northern New South Wales and southeast Queensland, where some areas may experience up to 150mm of rainfall over the next week.
On Tuesday alone, Brisbane is expected to receive a substantial 20mm downpour, with the possibility of severe storms in southern inland Queensland.
Additionally, another stormfront is anticipated to hit the NSW south coast on Tuesday, bringing heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and the potential for large hail. Parts of Victoria and South Australia are also expected to receive significant rainfall throughout the week.
On the other side of the country, a severe weather warning has been issued for heatwave conditions in Perth and large portions of Western Australia. Temperatures are expected to soar into the 40s, prompting concerns for extreme heat conditions in the region.
Australia’s east coast will be smashed by heavy rain and storms for the rest of the week
Weatherzone meteorologist Felix Levesque told Daily Mail Australia conditions will worsen as a low pressure trough moves from northern Australia into Queensland and NSW.
‘Some areas will get 80mm-150mm of rain in the coming days from northwest Queensland right through to central and eastern parts of the state and into northwest NSW,’ he said.
‘The rain will hang around until Wednesday next week.
‘The rest of NSW and parts of Victoria and South Australia will get 10-30mm from Thursday onwards into the weekend with conditions to ease on Sunday.’
Charleville, located in outback Queensland, is forecasted to receive up to 25mm of rain each day until Thursday. The Wide-Bay Burnett area is also expected to experience significant rainfall. Moving north of the border, New England in NSW could receive up to 100mm, and in isolated areas, the rainfall may even double.
For Sydneysiders, it’s worth keeping your umbrella handy this weekend, as up to 13mm of rain is anticipated over the two days.
Both the northern and southern ends of Australia will be smashed by rain and storms this week
Northern NSW and south-east Queensland (in purple) will see the most rain over the next week
An upper low sitting sitting over SA until Sunday will draw moisture in via northerly winds over the eastern part of the country.
‘The low will also generate easterly winds in the northern part of the country, allowing the trough to tap into the moisture from the tropics and the very warm water off the northwest shelf of Western Australia,’ Weatherzone added
‘It’s worth bearing in mind is that rainfall tends to be a little more hit and miss when it arrives via storms rather than a rain band crossing the country. So some areas are going to get a good soaking this week while other nearby areas could potentially miss out on significant rainfall.’
The Bureau of Meterorology has forecast multiple days of severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of northern and eastern Australia, bringing large hail, damaging winds and heavy rainfall.
‘They will be hit and miss,’ meteorologist Dean Narramore said.
Perth is in the middle of a severe heatwave where temperatures will hit 40C on Thursday. Pictured are beachgoers at Cottesloe Beach
‘That’s the pattern that will extend right through the week.
‘Good news for many, except those harvesting in southern NSW and northern Victoria, where heavy rainfall will be a hinderance.
‘Otherwise very welcome rainfall in other areas after what has been a very dry few months.’
Perth is sweltering through a pre-summer heatwave with a 1,565km stretch of coastline from Exmouth in the north right down to Augusta in WA’s south impacted.
‘Perth is sitting well and truly in those severe heatwave conditions,’ BOM’s Angus Hines said.
‘On Tuesday we really see the temperatures crank up a notch in Perth to 36C,’ he said. ‘
But Wednesday is the day of peak heating with 39C in Perth. I wouldn’t rule out 40C in some of those suburbs.’
FOUR-DAY FORECATS FOR CAPITAL CITIES
Tuesday: Sunny. Max 37
Wednesday: Wind easing. Sunny. Min24 Max39
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min25 Max40
Friday: Mostly sunny. Min24 Max37
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Max24
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min12 Max24
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min12 Max26
Friday: Showers. Min15 Max25
Tuesday: Possible shower. Max20
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min13 Max20
Thursday: Partly cloudy.Min14 Max24
Friday: Partly cloudy. Min14 Max27
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Max21
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min11 Max21
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min9 Max20
Friday: Partly cloudy. Min10 Max23
Tuesday: Shower or two. Max27
Wednesday: Shower or two. Min11 Max27
Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min11 Max25
Friday: Shower or two. Min10 Max22
Tuesday: Possible shower. Max26
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min18 Max25
Thursday: Shower or two. Min18 Max25
Friday: Shower or two. Min18 Max23
Tuesday: Showers. Max25
Wednesday: Shower or two. Min21 Max27
Thursday: Shower or two. Min20 Max27
Friday: Partly cloudy. Min20 Max27
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Max35
Wednesday: Possible late shower or storm. Min27 Max35
Thursday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min26Max33
Friday: Shower or two. Possible storm. Min25 Max33
Source: Bureau of Meteorology