Damaging winds and showers to hammer Western Australia as east coast is drenched with heavy rain

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Western Australia is set to get hit with strong winds and torrential rain as wet conditions sweep the country’s eastern states this week. 

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The mercury is expected to drop across Australia as showers move in with 20-40mm of rain predicted to fall over Sydney on Monday. 

The cold front is also due to hit Victoria and Queensland from Monday, bringing cooler mornings in Melbourne and the chance of storms in Brisbane’s Bayside Area. 

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In the country’s west, a warning for severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall and large hail was cancelled just after 5pm on Sunday.

The thunderstorms were due to hit the state’s south and mid-west, including Perth.  

However, residents in the metropolitan area and the southwest could still be impacted by damaging wind gusts and heavy rain, the Bureau of Meteorology tweeted. 

Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain are set to hammer Western Australia as a relentless rain bomb pounds the country's eastern states (pictured, residents vote in Brisbane on Saturday)

Damaging wind gusts and heavy rain are set to hammer Western Australia as a relentless rain bomb pounds the country’s eastern states (pictured, residents vote in Brisbane on Saturday)

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Areas affected by the wet and wild conditions include Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton, Mandurah, Margaret River and Moora. 

Perth Metro was due to be in the firing line of the wild weather from around 2pm, the Bureau said, with the wet conditions expected to continue into the afternoon and eventually ease away from the coast.

Some roads were likely to be closed while swimmers, surfers and anyone aboard a watercraft were advised to head for shore.

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Weatherzone meteorologist Drew Casper-Richardson said showers and stormy conditions would continue to drench Perth on Monday. 

In NSW, showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to affect coastal areas including the Northern Rivers, the Mid North Coast and the Illawarra (pictured, a weather map of NSW)

In NSW, showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to affect coastal areas including the Northern Rivers, the Mid North Coast and the Illawarra (pictured, a weather map of NSW)

Parts of Queensland including the Central and Capricornia Coasts, were threatened with the chance of storms on Saturday (pictured, floodwaters in Queensland in May)

Parts of Queensland including the Central and Capricornia Coasts, were threatened with the chance of storms on Saturday (pictured, floodwaters in Queensland in May)

The forecaster said there was still a chance thunderstorms could be severe with 30-45mm of rain predicted to fall across the capital city on Monday. 

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Showers are due to ease on Tuesday with just 5-10mm of rain to fall with temperatures to reach 19C on Monday and 21C on Tuesday. 

In NSW, showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to affect coastal areas including the Northern Rivers, the Mid North Coast and the Illawarra. 

‘Flash flooding is of concern as the ground is saturated,’ the bureau tweeted on Sunday evening. 

Mr Casper-Richardson said rain would also fall on metropolitan areas with Sydneysiders to be hit with heavy falls of 20-40mm on Monday. 

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Both sides of the country will experience cooler temperatures and rainfall at the start of the working week (pictured, a tweet from the bureau on Sunday morning)

Both sides of the country will experience cooler temperatures and rainfall at the start of the working week (pictured, a tweet from the bureau on Sunday morning)

Showers are due to ease the following day with just 5-10mm of rain to fall with temperatures to reach 19C on Monday and 21C on Tuesday (pictured, voters in Brisbane on Saturday)

Showers are due to ease the following day with just 5-10mm of rain to fall with temperatures to reach 19C on Monday and 21C on Tuesday (pictured, voters in Brisbane on Saturday)

Showers are due to ease on Tuesday, with predictions of just 5-10mm with temperatures to reach minimum of 13C and a maximum of 20C. 

Parts of Queensland including the Central and Capricornia Coasts, were threatened with the chance of storms on Saturday, which moved offshore on Sunday. 

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The state’s southeast was hit with relentless rain and thick cloud over the weekend, with gale-like winds forecast on the coasts of Cooktown, Capricornia, Mackay, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, and Sunshine and Gold Coast waters. 

Most of the rain had eased across the southeast by Sunday evening, with showers forecast to continue due to cause flooding in some areas. 

Sydneysiders arrive in the rain at a polling station on Saturday as the city prepares for 20-40mm of rain on Monday, before showers are due to ease on Tuesday

Sydneysiders arrive in the rain at a polling station on Saturday as the city prepares for 20-40mm of rain on Monday, before showers are due to ease on Tuesday

‘Ongoing minor to moderate flooding in southeast QLD, up to major in the south and southwest,’ the bureau tweeted on Sunday. 

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Mr Casper-Richardson said Brisbane would be hit with showers at the start of the week with a chance of thunderstorms in the Bayside suburbs on Tuesday. 

The forecaster said Queenslanders would experience mild mornings with temperatures dropping to 15C, with Brisbane to reach just 22C on Monday. 

Meanwhile in Victoria, Melbourne will remain dry at the start of the week with cool mornings, with temperatures to plunge to -5C, with chances of fog. 

The bureau has issued a frost warning for the Northern Country, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South and East Gippsland with warnings of temperatures getting below 0C overnight on Sunday. 

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Metropolitan areas are due to reach 17C on Monday, and 18C on Tuesday. 

Queensland's southeast was hit with relentless rain and thick cloud over the weekend (pictured, locals inspect a flooded road in Laidley)

Queensland’s southeast was hit with relentless rain and thick cloud over the weekend (pictured, locals inspect a flooded road in Laidley)

Adelaide will enjoy a dry start to the week with a little cloud forecast to linger on Monday, with temperatures to remain at about 22C. 

Residents in Hobart will also enjoy drier conditions than those of their eastern counterparts, with tops of 15C on Monday and 14C on Tuesday.

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Temperatures are due to plunge to lows of four to five degrees, with possible fog. 

Canberra will also remain fairly dry with temperatures to reach 16 to 17 degrees at the start of the week with lows of 3C on Monday. 

Darwin is sunny and dry with consistent temperatures of lows of 23C and highs of 34C this week, with some light winds forecast for the start of the week.

THREE-DAY FORECAST FOR THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY:

Sydney:

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Monday: Showers. Min 13C Max 20C 

Tuesday: Showers. Min 13C Max 20C

Wednesday: Showers. Min 13C Max 20C

Brisbane:

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Monday: Showers. Min 15C Max 22C

Tuesday: Showers. Min 15C Max 21C

Wednesday: Showers. Min 15C Max 23C

Adelaide:

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Monday: Sunny. Min 15C Max 22C

Tuesday: Cloud increasing. Min 13C Max 22C

Wednesday: Showers. Min 14C Max 19C 

Canberra:

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Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 3C Max 16C 

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 4C Max 17C

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min 4C Max 16C

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Melbourne:

Monday: Cloud clearing. Min 5C Max 17C

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 5C Max 18C 

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 7C Max 19C

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Perth:

Monday: Showers. Possible heavy falls. Min 12C Max 19C

Tuesday: Showers easing. Min 13C Max 21C

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 11C Max 21C

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Hobart:

Monday: Mostly sunny. Min 5C Max 15C

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Min 4C Max 14C

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 3C Max 15C

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Darwin:

Monday: Sunny. Min 23C Max 34C

Tuesday: Sunny. Min 23C Max 34C

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 23C Max 33C 

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