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Torrential rain, 100km/h winds and cold temps: Wild weather smashes Australia – and it won’t let up

Torrential rain, 100kmh winds and well below average temperatures: Wild weather smashes large parts of Australia’s east and there’s a big chill on the way – here’s what to expect in your home town

  • Temperature in NSW hasn’t passed 15 degrees, rain forecast for the next week
  • Dangerous winds of up to 100kmh have been recorded in some parts of NSW
  • Weather experts from BOM have advised people to stay away from beaches
  • Parts of Western Australia can expect freezing temperatures over next 48 hours 
  • Cold front in WA is due to engulf the nation’s eastern states late next week 

Wild weather is currently battering New South Wales while a cold front is bearing down on Western Australia that will see temperatures plummet up to eight degrees below average.

The NSW coast has a warning in place for damaging winds and hazardous surf, with winds already exceeding 100kmh in some parts. 

A Tasman low has caused the intense weather, with the strongest gust of wind recorded at 106kmh at Wattamolla, in Sydney’s south, just before 11am.

A building was also evacuated on Sydney’s lower north shore at Waverton when the top section of an apartment collapsed.

The wild weather (pictured) has seen winds of up to 100kmh recorded in NSW

Weather experts have advised people across NSW to avoid the ocean and beaches due to the wild conditions

Weather experts have advised people across NSW to avoid the ocean and beaches due to the wild conditions

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning in NSW due to damaging winds and dangerous surf

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning in NSW due to damaging winds and dangerous surf 

Earlier on Saturday, ferry services from Manly on Sydney’s northern beaches were cancelled due to dangerous conditions.

Authorities have called for people in NSW to stay away from the ocean and beaches, as dangerous winds and surf continue to wreak havoc on the coast. 

Reports from the Bureau of Meteorology indicate ocean swells of up to six metres.

‘If you’re anywhere near the beach or water rock fishing, swimming, it’s dangerous and hazardous, so just stay away,’ said Dean Narramore, a senior meteorologist with the Bureau.

The warning extends from the Victoria-NSW border up to Newcastle, north of Sydney.

On Saturday morning, winds in NSW reached 80kmh at Sydney Airport, 87kmh at Wollongong on the NSW south coast and 98kmh at Mount Montague and Point Perpendicular.

While conditions are set to ease in NSW after the weekend, a bitterly cold front that’s currently about to take hold in Western Australia should hit the eastern states late next week.

‘A strong front will bring in much colder air from Sunday night into Monday with temperatures from 5 to 8 below average,’ Mr Narramore said.

Initially the front will cover the south-west of WA from Geraldton to Esperance. 

Footy fans braving the cold during the round 15 NRL match between the Knights and the NZ Warriors in Newcastle, north of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon

Footy fans braving the cold during the round 15 NRL match between the Knights and the NZ Warriors in Newcastle, north of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon

This address at Waverton, on Sydney's lower north shore, was evacuated after the top section of the building collapsed

This address at Waverton, on Sydney’s lower north shore, was evacuated after the top section of the building collapsed

The Ignite Kiama winter festival on the NSW south coast was cancelled due to the wild weather conditions

The Ignite Kiama winter festival on the NSW south coast was cancelled due to the wild weather conditions

Strong winds, widespread rain and thunderstorms will come with the front which will extend across the whole of WA, then gradually move eastward through the middle of the week.

The front is due to hit eastern Australia on Thursday, bringing a return to heavy rain and high winds.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, conditions for most of Queensland and Victoria were likely to be cloudy and cool but otherwise stable heading into next week. 

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY 

 PERTH 

Saturday:  Cloudy, 19

Sunday. Showers. Min 9 – Max 16 

Monday. Showers Min 4 – Max 14 

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 5 – Max 16

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 7 – Max 17

ADELAIDE 

Saturday: Partly cloudy, 16

Sunday: Partly cloudy, Min 7 – Max 16

Monday: Mostly sunny Mon 7 – Max 16

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Min 8 – Max 17

Wednesday: Showers developing, Min 10 – Max 16

MELBOURNE 

Saturday: Partly cloudy, 15

Sunday: Partly cloudy Min 5 – Max 15 

Monday: Fog, sunny Min: 4 – Max 14

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Min 4 – Max 15

Wednesday: Possible shower Min 6 – Max 15

HOBART 

Sunday: Partly cloudy 13

Sunday: Partly cloudy, Min 6 – Max 12 

Monday: Partly cloudy, Min 5 – Max 13

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Min 5 – Max 13

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, Min 5 – Max 13 

CANBERRA 

Saturday: Partly cloudy 13

Sunday: Partly cloudy, Min 2- Max 14

Monday: Partly cloudy, Min 1 – Max 14

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, Min 1 – Max 15

Wednesday: Possible shower, Min 3 – Max 14 

SYDNEY 

Saturday: Showers, windy, 16

Sunday: Showers, Min 12 – Max 18

Monday: Showers, Min 12 – Max 18

Tuesday: Shower or two, Min 12 – Max 18 

Wednesday : Shower or two Min 11 – Max 19  

BRISBANE 

Saturday: Sunny, 20

Sunday:  Partly cloudy, Min 10 – Max 22

Monday:  Partly cloudy Min 11 – Max 22

Tuesday: Possible shower, Min 11- Max 21 

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 13 – Max 21

DARWIN 

Saturday: Less humid, 32

Sunday: Sunny Min 19 – Max 31

Monday: Sunny Min 19 – Max 32

Tuesday: Sunny Min 19 – Max 32

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 20 – Max 32

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