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Weather: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide: What time polar blast will strike

Get ready to FREEZE: Another polar blast strikes Australia and it is bringing even more rain and wild storms – so when will temperatures plunge in your city?

  • Temperatures dropped up up to eight degrees below average along east coast
  • Moderate to major flood warning issued for inland NSW rivers on Monday
  • Western Australia to be smashed by thunderstorms and cold temperatures 

Chilly mornings, rain and flooding are on the way for Australia as parts of the country woke up to temperatures eight degrees below the monthly average.

The mercury dipped between four and eight degrees below the August average between southern Queensland to Tasmania, while temperatures dropped below zero in South Australia on Monday.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a moderate to a major flood warning for inland NSW and the Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers.

Cold and gusty winds and thunderstorms will smash Western Australia as a cold front moves from the west to the east of the state.

The east coast of Tasmania could also experience minor flooding over the weekend, with a Tasman low likely to form and bring heavy rain.

Chilly mornings, rain and flooding are on the way for Australia as parts of the country woke up to temperatures up to eight degrees below the monthly average (stock image)

The mercury dipped between four and eight degrees below the August average between southern Queensland to Tasmania, while temperatures dropped below zero in South Australia on Monday (pictured, temperature map across Australia)

The mercury dipped between four and eight degrees below the August average between southern Queensland to Tasmania, while temperatures dropped below zero in South Australia on Monday (pictured, temperature map across Australia)

A 1,800km blanket of frost is expected to hit Queensland, stretching between Stanthorpe and the state’s far north.

Bureau of meteorologist Shane Kennedy said a cool, dry air mass would push north and bring the frosty conditions across the state from Monday.

‘It’s likely to push into the Central Highlands, as far as Emerald and even up to Cairns by midweek,’ he said.

Applethorpe was among the coldest places in Queensland, with the mercury plunging to -1.6C.

Below zero temperatures were also recorded in NSW with Marrangaroo experiencing -3.8C, Glen Innes -4.4C and Perisher -6.5C.  

Port Augusta, in South Australia, recorded -1C, Ballarat, in Victoria, experienced -2C, while Liawenee, in Tasmania, reported -7C.

Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard said the mercury would begin to rise later in the week. 

‘We will see another cold morning tomorrow on Tuesday,’ he said.

Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard said the mercury would begin to rise later in the week (stock image)

Weatherzone meteorologist Joel Pippard said the mercury would begin to rise later in the week (stock image)

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a moderate to major flood warning for inland NSW and the Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers (pictured, flooding in Camden in July)

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a moderate to major flood warning for inland NSW and the Murrumbidgee and Macquarie rivers (pictured, flooding in Camden in July)

‘The cold front will then contract in eastern Victoria and south-east NSW, including Canberra, on Wednesday. Mornings will become a lot milder after that.’

Light showers are expected over Sydney before clearing on Tuesday, with downpours returning midweek.

‘A big cold front and trough will start to bring rain to Victoria and NSW late on Wednesday, more so on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.’

Western Australia is expected to receive between 5mm and 10mm of widespread showers on Monday, with thunderstorms and rain continuing into Tuesday.

Mr Pippard said the wet weather would be accompanied by freezing temperatures, with the mercury falling between four to six degrees below average.

‘There will be five to eight degrees of wind chill, meaning it will feel more like 7C to 10C during the day,’ he said.

The wet weather will begin to clear on Wednesday before a cool and dry week follows.

Light showers are expected over Sydney before clearing on Tuesday with downpours returning midweek (stock image)

Light showers are expected over Sydney before clearing on Tuesday with downpours returning midweek (stock image)

Five day forecast across Australia

Sydney:

Monday: Max 17C (showers)

Tuesday: Min 8C, Max 16C (showers)

Wednesday: Min 9C, Max 17C (shower or two)

Thursday: Min 8C, Max 18C (cloudy)

Friday: Min 10C, Max 18C (shower or two) 

Brisbane:

Monday: Max 21C (sunny)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 21C (mostly sunny)

Wednesday: Min 9C, Max 21C (mostly sunny)

Thursday: Min 10C, Max 22C (partly cloudy)

Friday: Min 12C, Max 22C (partly cloudy) 

Adelaide:

Monday: Max 15C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 6C, Max 18C (mostly sunny)

Wednesday: Min 9C, Max 14C (rain)

Thursday: Min 9C, Max 17C (shower or two)

Friday: Min 9C, Max 14C (showers increasing) 

Canberra:

Monday: Max 13C (morning frost/partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min -2C, Max 14C (morning frost/ mostly sunny)

Wednesday: Min -2C, Max 14C (morning frost/mostly sunny)

Thursday: Min 1C, Max 14C (cloudy)

Friday: Min 4C, Max 12C (showers) 

Melbourne:

Monday: Max 14C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 4C, Max 14C (partly cloudy)

Wednesday: Min 3C, Max 16C (partly cloudy)

Thursday: Min 10C, Max 16C (shower or two)

Friday: Min 10C, Max 17C (shower or two) 

Perth: 

Monday: Max 18C (showers)

Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 15C (showers)

Wednesday: Min 7C, Max 18C (shower or two)

Thursday: Min 5C, Max 18C (mostly sunny)

Friday: Min 7C, Max 20C (mostly sunny) 

Hobart:

Monday: Max 13C (early morning fog then sunny)

Tuesday: Min 2C, Max 14C (partly cloudy)

Wednesday: Min 2C, Max 14C (sunny)

Thursday: Min 4C, Max 15C (possible shower)

Friday: Min 6C, Max 15C (shower or two) 

Darwin:

Monday: Max 34C (sunny)

Tuesday: Min 21C, Max 33C (sunny)

Wednesday: Min 21C, Max 32C (sunny)

Thursday: Min 22C, Max 32C (mostly sunny)

Friday: Min 21C, Max 32C (mostly sunny) 

 

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