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WET ahead! Sydney and Brisbane to be smashed by rain bomb as storms sweep Australia’s east coast

Storm warning for Australia’s east coast with Sydney set to be smashed by SEVEN straight days of rain – so how wet will it be near you?

  • Millions of Australians from Sydney to the Top End will be rained on all week
  • Big wet gloom into next weekend: Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Queensland, NSW
  • Melbourne has drier weather, morning fog – but Canberra gets some showers
  • Sun to shine on Perth where the mercury tops 30C – peaking at 36C Friday

Australia’s east coast is set to shiver through a week of miserable weather, with rain set to soak Sydney for seven days straight. 

A rainband will move through NSW and Queensland during the week giving large chunks of both states a drenching.

After a wet Sunday, Sydney will get a reprieve of just one day on Monday with a possible afternoon of sunshine.

‘There’s a slight chance of an early morning shower on Monday but then it’s a wet week,’ said Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Adam Morgan. 

The sun will shine on Perth this week while millions of people on Australia’s east coast are rained on every day. Picture: West Australians enjoy Cottesloe Beach, Perth, in January 

A high pressure system moving into the Tasman Sea will see the showers redeveloping along the NSW coast, he told Daily Mail Australia.

‘Every day from Tuesday through to next Sunday there will be showery conditions,’ he said. 

‘It’s a wet week unfortunately, with the winds blowing in from the Tasman.’ 

Inland, NSW will see showers and thunderstorms developing mid-week with a risk of heavy rain later in the week. 

Rain will stretch into next weekend for Australia's east coast from Sydney through Brisbane to the tropics. Sydney gets one day's reprieve on Monday. Pictured: Circular Quay, on Sunday

Rain will stretch into next weekend for Australia’s east coast from Sydney through Brisbane to the tropics. Sydney gets one day’s reprieve on Monday. Pictured: Circular Quay, on Sunday

Sunday’s cold snap saw the weather bureau warning NSW sheep farmers from the Northern Tablelands through the ACT to the Snowy Mountains that the chilly southeasterly winds and rain could kill their lambs. 

Temperatures are expected to remain cool on Monday before rising through the week to reach 27C on Friday. 

The rainband will shower across Queensland and the tropical north leaving Brisbane and Darwin with rain and possible thunderstorms for the entire week.

Scattered thunderstorms and isolated heavy rain falls are expected this coming week across much of NSW and Queensland. Pictured is a lightning strike over Sydney on Friday

Scattered thunderstorms and isolated heavy rain falls are expected this coming week across much of NSW and Queensland. Pictured is a lightning strike over Sydney on Friday

On Monday and Tuesday the tropical northern storms are predicted from southeast Queensland to the Kimberly in Western Australia. 

Meteorologist Dean Narramore said showers and thunderstorms would continue on Friday and into next weekend from Queensland back into eastern south Australia and across much of NSW and Victoria.  

Melbourne will remain largely dry across the week with morning fog, while Canberra will get hit by the rain later in the week around Thursday.

The sudden cold snap on Sunday together with the wet saw the weather bureau issue a warning to NSW sheep graziers that their lambs and sheep could die of the cold

The sudden cold snap on Sunday together with the wet saw the weather bureau issue a warning to NSW sheep graziers that their lambs and sheep could die of the cold

In good news for sheep, the temperature is set to rise in NSW reaching 27C in Sydney by Friday

In good news for sheep, the temperature is set to rise in NSW reaching 27C in Sydney by Friday

A high pressure system moving into the Great Australian Bight will bring drier conditions to the country's west, centre and south this week

A high pressure system moving into the Great Australian Bight will bring drier conditions to the country’s west, centre and south this week

On Monday,  a large high-pressure system will move into the Great Australian Bight bringing cool and partly cloudy conditions across southern Australia, Mr Narramore said.

Central, South and Western Australia can expect largely dry conditions as the high pressure system dominates the country’s south and west.

Australia’s west coast has a different story however with forecasts of hot and sunny conditions this week.

Temperatures are expected to top 30C every day, peaking at 36C on Friday.

A severe fire weather warning has been issued for Monday for the state’s Coastal Central West – North district, where morning gusty winds will fan the hot temperatures.  

FIVE DAY WEATHER IN YOUR CITY 

SYDNEY        

MONDAY: Min 15. Max 23. Possible early shower.

TUESDAY: Min 17. Max 25. Showers.

WEDNESDAY: Min 19. Max 25. Rain. 

THURSDAY: Min 19. Max 26. Rain. 

FRIDAY:  Min 19. Max 27. Rain.

 

BRISBANE  

MONDAY: Min 22. Max 22. Rain, possible thunderstorm.

TUESDAY: Min 20. Max 24. Showers.

WEDNESDAY: Min 19. Max 24. Rain. 

THURSDAY: Min 20. Max 26. Showers. 

FRIDAY:  Min 21. Max 28. Showers, possible thunderstorm

 

ADELAIDE  

MONDAY: Min 11. Max 22. Medium to light chance of showers.

TUESDAY: Min 14. Max 25. Partly cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 14. Max 29. Mostly sunny. 

THURSDAY: Min 17. Max 29. Mostly sunny. 

FRIDAY:  Min 18. Max 29. Mostly sunny.

 

CANBERRA  

MONDAY: Min 5. Max 22. Sunny.

TUESDAY: Min 8. Max 22. Partly cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 19. Cloudy with slight chance of showers. 

THURSDAY: Min 11. Max 20. Cloudy with high chance of showers. 

FRIDAY:  Min 12. Max 21. Cloudy with medium chance of showers.

 

MELBOURNE  

MONDAY: Min 11. Max 21. Partly cloudy, chance of light shower at night.

TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 22. Partly cloudy, chance of morning fog.

WEDNESDAY: Min 13. Max 25. Mostly sunny, patchy morning fog. 

THURSDAY: Min 14. Max 24. Mostly sunny, chance of morning fog. 

FRIDAY:  Min 15. Max 25. Partly cloudy, slight chance of shower.

 

PERTH  

MONDAY: Min 18. Max 32. Sunny.

TUESDAY: Min 21. Max 34. Partly cloudy, slight chance of afternoon thunderstorm.

WEDNESDAY: Min 20. Max 31. Sunny. 

THURSDAY: Min 19. Max 32. Sunny. 

FRIDAY:  Min 20. Max 36. Mostly sunny.

 

HOBART  

MONDAY: Min 14. Max 20. Partly cloudy, slight chance of early shower.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 19. Cloud clearing.

WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 23. Mostly sunny. 

THURSDAY: Min 11. Max 24. Sunny. 

FRIDAY:  Min 12. Max 23. Mostly sunny.

 

DARWIN       

MONDAY: Min 25. Max 31. High chance of rain, chance of thunderstorm.

TUESDAY: Min 25. Max 31. High chance of rain, thunderstorm.

WEDNESDAY: Min 25. Max 31. High chance of rain, thunderstorm.

THURSDAY: Min 25. Max 31. High chance of rain, thunderstorm. 

FRIDAY:  Min 25. Max 31. Medium chance of rain, thunderstorm. 

 

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 

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