A long weekend heat wave in Australia is sweeping the country as Sydney swells and South Australia bustles
Burning weather burns much of Australia to a cartilage as the country battles an intense heat wave over the weekend.
South Australia’s mercury is expected to hit as high as 45 ° C, while most of the country’s southeast will sweat through the mid-to-high 30s on Sunday.
Jonathan How of the Bureau of Meteorology said conditions in the Southeast would be the hottest during the weekend since January 2020.
“Sunday will be the peak day of the heat in South Australia, rising to 45 ° C along the Murray,” he said.
“On Monday, Victoria and Tasmania will experience the most intense heat, reaching 41 ° C in Melbourne and 33 ° C in Hobart.”
South Australia’s mercury is expected to reach 45 ° C, while most of the south-east of the country will sweat until the mid-1930s on Sunday (photo: Sydneysiders beat the heat at Bondi Beach, in Sydney, on Saturday )
Sydneysiders were quick to hit the beaches when the mercury peaked at 30C on Saturday (photo, beachgoers in Coogee on Saturday)
A graphical representation of the heat waves that hit parts of Australia during the Australia Day long weekend
Sydneysiders were quick to hit the beaches when the mercury peaked at 30C on Saturday.
The warm weather continued with a maximum of 33C expected on Sunday, 31C on Monday and back to 33C for Tuesday’s holiday.
Western Sydney will bear the brunt of the heat wave with temperatures soaring to 39 ° C on Sunday.
Conditions are not expected to cool down until Tuesday.
Bega, on the state’s south coast, is expected to reach at least 39 ° C on Monday, and the border towns of NSW-Victoria can tolerate temperatures of up to 44 ° C.
Victoria will also see the temperature rise to a peak on Monday, with most of the major centers in the north of the state exceeding 40 ° C.
Melbourne hits a maximum of 34 ° C on Sunday and peaks at a scorching 41 ° C on Monday.
A severe to extreme heat wave has already ravaged the southwest of Western Australia and the west of South Australia.
Adelaide hit a blistering 41 ° C on Sunday and dropped to 34 ° C on Monday. A low intensity heat wave is expected to persist into SA next week.
The hot weather continued with a maximum of 33C expected on Sunday, 31C on Monday and back to 33C for Tuesday’s public holiday (pictured, Bondi Beach on Saturday)
Beachgoers will take to the water on Saturday to cool off from the sweltering conditions in Sydney
In Hobart, the maximum is a cooler 26C on Sundays and peaks at 34C on Mondays.
Canberra will face temperatures of 30 ° C and above from Sunday to Wednesday.
The maximum is 38 ° C on Sunday and Monday, 35 ° C on Tuesday and 30 ° C on Wednesday – with sunny skies all the time, although there is a chance of a possible shower on Wednesday.
Mr How said the high temperatures will cause “uncomfortably warm nights, making it difficult to recover from hot days.”
‘Heat waves are normal in the summer, but they affect everyone differently. It’s important to keep an eye out for the more vulnerable, including pets and local wildlife, ”he said.
Beachgoers on Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach. Southeast Australia will sweat through temperatures of up to 45 ° C for the next four days as an ‘extreme heat wave’ breaks through
A father and son enjoy a day of surfing on Saturday while at Bondi Beach
“ This weekend, remember to take the heat and any fire warnings into account, stay on top of the weather forecast, stay tuned, stay hydrated, and stay safe. ”
Temperatures in Brisbane will be much milder with a maximum of 29C on Sunday, and the pleasant weather will last until Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Perth on the west coast will hit a maximum of 26 ° C on Sunday and Monday, and again to 28 ° C for Tuesday.
In the Top End, Darwin will hit a maximum of 31C on Sunday, which is expected to remain the same until Wednesday, when it will rise to 32C.
Showers and storms are expected through Friday as the Northern Territory is currently going through its wet season.
A three-day representation of the intense heatwave expected to hit the country from Saturday to at least Monday
AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND WEATHER FORECAST
SUNDAY: Sunny. Min 22 – Max 33
MONDAY: Sunny. Min 21 – Max 31
TUESDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 22 – Max 33
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 22 – Max 28
THURSDAY: shower or two. Min 20 – Max 28
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 21 – Max 29
MONDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 22 – Max 29
TUESDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 21 – Max 29
WEDNESDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 22 – Max 32.
THURSDAY: shower or two. Min 23 – Max 31.
SUNDAY: Very warm and mostly sunny. Min 27 – Max 41
MONDAY: Cloudy. Min 25 – Max 34
TUESDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 17 – Max 28
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 16 – Max 26
THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 15 – Max 23.
SUNDAY: Hot and sunny. Min 17 – Max 38
MONDAY: Hot and mostly sunny. Min 20 – Max 38
TUESDAY: shower or two. Min 20 – Max 35
WEDNESDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 17 – Max 30
THURSDAY: Shower if necessary. Min 13 – Max 25.
SUNDAY: Sunny. Min 16 – Max 34
MONDAY: Possible development of shower. Min 24 – Max 41
TUESDAY: shower or two. Min 15 – Max 24.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 15 – Max 25.
THURSDAY: Cloudy. Min 16 – Max 24.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Min 15. Max 26
MONDAY: Sunny. Min 17 – Max 26
TUESDAY: sunny. Min 19 – Max 28
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 16 – Max 29
THURSDAY: sunny. Min 20 – Max 36.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Min 15 – Max 26
MONDAY: shower or two. Min 19 – Max 34
TUESDAY: Cloudy. Min 11 – Max 21
WEDNESDAY: Cloudy. Min 11 – Max 18
THURSDAY: Cloudy. Min 12 – Max 19
SUNDAY: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 – Max 32
MONDAY: showers. Possible storm. Min 24 – Max 32
TUESDAY: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 – Max 32
WEDNESDAY: shower or two. Possible storm. Min 25 – Max 32
THURSDAY: showers. Possible storm. Min 25 – Max 31.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology