No more autumn sun! Cold blast to hit Australia’s east with temperatures set to plummet and thunderstorms on the way – here’s what you can expect this week
- Australia is set for cold temperatures, rainfall and storms over the coming days
- The BOM says heavy rain and cold for south Australia and storms for the north
- A cold front is moving from the west toward Victoria and NSW this week
A cold front bringing an icy blast will send temperatures plummeting in parts of southeastern Australia this week, with residents also bracing for showers and thunderstorms.
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned Sydneysiders and Melburnians to expect the mercury to drop as low as 9C from Tuesday.
The warning comes only weeks after the country’s east was devastated by widespread flash flooding and torrential rain that submerged suburbs and destroyed homes.
‘After a warm Easter weekend, a cold front will bring showers, rain areas and cooler temperatures to much of southern Australia early next week,’ BOM said.
Australia is set to experience wild wet weather once again including colder temperatures, rainfall and thunderstorms, according to the Bureau of Meteorology
Weatherzone meteorologist Gabrielle Woodhouse told Daily Mail Australia a cold front is expected to last until Wednesday.
However, residents can rule out any beach days in the lead up to the weekend.
‘The second half of the week there will be coastal showers developing, with hints of an inland trough next weekend,’ she said.
Parts of the southern and central inland regions of NSW will be drenched on Tuesday with up to 50mm of rainfall, according to the Bureau.
‘Significant rainfall totals are likely in southern and central inland NSW on Tuesday, with the chance of thunderstorms,’ BOM said.
‘For some locations this may constitute the ‘autumn break’. A cold front will also bring cooler temperatures to much of the state.
The Bureau of Meteorology warned on the Easter weekend that southern Australia is set to receive heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures next week while the north will experience thunderstorms. (Pictured: A woman keeps dry from the wet weather in Sydney)
The Bureau of Meteorology for New South Wales revealed on Sunday that heavy rainfall will drench the southern and central inland regions of NSW
Wagga Wagga is set for a max of 27C on Monday and a low of 13C, but that is is expected to drop to a low of 12C on Tuesday. The low will then fall to a chilly 9C on Thursday.
Sydney’s max will be 26C on Monday with a low of 15C. Tuesday and Wednesday will have similar temperatures.
Melbourne can expect rain from Monday, with showers persisting until Thursday.
It will be a much chilly week with a high of 19C on Monday.
And it doesn’t look like it will warm up with the mercury remaining below 20C all week.
Sydney residents can rule out any beach days in the lead up to the weekend, with coastal showers expected and ‘hints of an inland trough’. (Pictured: Sydney residents use umbrellas to keep dry from the heavy rain)
The cold front is set to reach Victoria on Monday and last until Tuesday. (Pictured: Residents in Melbourne crossing a street with an umbrella)
South Australia has showers moving in from the west, with heavy rain and possible storms expected around Adelaide on Sunday and Monday.
According to the BOM forecast, Adelaide will be met with a max of 21 on Monday and a low of 15. Tuesday will be colder with a max of 20 and low of 12.
Rains and thunderstorms are expected for parts of Queensland over the next couple of days.
The Bureau says the front will bring ‘rain over the next two days and drop max temperatures by up to 10 degrees from today’s [Sunday’s] highs’
The wet weather will hit Cape York Peninsula on Sunday and Monday, according to the Bureau.
Isolated showers are also set to saturate the North Tropical Coast and South East Coast.
Brisbane is set for a max of 27 on Monday with a low of 17, with similar temperatures expected on Tuesday.