Get ready to sweat! Temperatures set to soar across Australia as heatwave strikes the south while the north will be hit with ‘oppressive humidity’
- Heatwave set to strike southern states and Victoria over the coming days
- While the northern part of the country will see ‘oppressive humidity’ occur
- Adelaide and Melbourne expected to hit up to 40C by the end of the week
- Darwin and Canberra will sit in the early 30s, Sydney will hit mid-high 20s
Summer may be coming to a close but some areas of Australia are expected to sizzle through yet another unrelenting heatwave.
Southern states and Victoria will get scorching weather in the coming days, while the northern part of the country sweats through ‘oppressive humidity’.
Both Adelaide and Melbourne are forecast to hit up to 40C by the end of the week, and the weather bureau said the heat would stay for ‘day after day’.
Summer may be coming to a close but some areas of Australia are expected to sizzle through yet another unrelenting heatwave
Both Adelaide (pictured) and Melbourne are predicted to hit up to 40C by the end of the week
The return of the hot weather in the southern states is thanks to a monsoon break, forecasters said.
‘A monsoon break means the monsoon trough that brings cyclones and heavy bands of rain is no longer in the region,’ Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said.
‘Continent wide temperatures will soar across the country because we are seeing extra sunshine compared to if we had [the conditions associated with] a monsoon,’ he added.
The map shows the expected temperatures across Australia tomorrow. Coober Pedy is expected to reach a sweltering 39C
The average temperature across South Australia will sit at around 30C, but Adelaide residents are expected to swelter in at least 36C heat until Sunday.
And on Friday temperatures could soar to 40C, before dropping to a somewhat more tolerable 27C in the evening.
Mr Sharpe advised that Victoria would also see a similar level of sweltering heat.
‘That heat will linger during the week, day in day out, building slightly each day until Friday and Saturday when we’ll be in the midst of a severe heatwave across much of southern mainland Australia,’ he said.
Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said the return of the hot weather in the southern states is thanks to a monsoon break
‘It won’t be until Sunday until we see a proper cool change move on through and drop those temperatures.’
Melbourne’s city center is expected to reach 35C before increasing to 38C by Saturday.
Coastal areas of Queensland are expected to have fewer bouts of rainfall thanks to the disappearance of Tropical Cyclone Oma.
The cyclone, which previously battered parts of the state, is now headed for the French Pacific Ocean territory, which means Queensland can now bask in calmer conditions.
Melbourne’s (pictured) city center is expected to reach 35C before increasing to 38C by Saturday
Sydney (pictured) will have lower cooler temperatures thanks to being partly cloudy, and is expected to peak at the mid to high 20s
Although some showers are expected, Brisbane and northern Queensland is expected to stay around 30C.
But less rainfall could make conditions a little uncomfortable, Mr Sharpe warned.
He said though there’s less rain and moisture in the air it could lead to ‘oppressive humidity’.
Sydney will have lower cooler temperatures thanks to being partly cloudy, and is expected to peak at the mid to high 20s.
The Bureau of Meteorology for South Australia warned that ‘severe heatwave conditions’ could be expected later on in the week
Both Darwin and Canberra are expected to sit in the early 30s later on in the week.
Perth will have relatively tame weather conditions for the rest of the week with the city peaking at 31C on Wednesday before dropping to just 24C by Friday.
The city expected to see the worst of the heat is Kalgoorlie, 595km northeast of Perth.
It’s expected to hit 43C on Wednesday before topping 45C on Thursday.
Three day forecast for Australia
TUESDAY: Min 17, Max 27, partly cloudy
WEDNESDAY: Min 18, Max 27, shower
THURSDAY: Min 19, Max 28, mostly sunny
TUESDAY: Min 12, Max 32, partly cloudy
WEDNESDAY: Min 13, Max 31, mostly sunny
THURSDAY: Min 14, Max 32, mostly sunny
TUESDAY: Min 22, Max 37, mostly sunny
WEDNESDAY: Min 19, Max 32, Sunny
THURSDAY: Min 18, Max 28, mostly sunny
TUESDAY: Min 21, Max 29, possible shower
WEDNESDAY: Min 20, Max 29, showers
THURSDAY: Min 21, Max 20, showers
TUESDAY: Min 19, Max 24, sunny
WEDNESDAY: Min 15, Max 30, sunny
THURSDAY: Min 20, Max 35, sunny
TUESDAY: Min 21, Max 36, sunny
WEDNESDAY: Min 19, Max 37, sunny
THURSDAY: Min 21, Max 37, mostly sunny
TUESDAY: Min 14, Max 20, morning rain
WEDNESDAY: Min 9, Max 23, mostly sunny
THURSDAY: Min 13, Max 25, mostly sunny
TUESDAY: Min 27, Max 33, Partly cloudy
WEDNESDAY: Min 27, Max 34, Partly cloudy
THURSDAY: Min 27, Max 34, Partly cloudy