A torrential rain bomb hits the east coast of Australia and is set to stay for the rest of the week: Here’s what the weather looks like in your city
- Rain is expected in Sydney throughout the week
- Severe weather will bring record rains to Washington
- Storms expected in the Midwest, New South Wales
- Storms in Darwin this week
Two severe storm systems will bring heavy rains to western and southeastern Australia this week and Seven consecutive days of rain for one city.
Thunderstorms battered southwestern Australia over the weekend with nearly half a million lightning strikes reported within 200 kilometers of Perth.
Since then, the wet weather system has moved over southern Australia and is now settling into New South Wales and Victoria, where rain and potential storms will kick off a rainy week.
Sydneysiders get up to take a shower on Monday morning with a thunderstorm likely later in the day.
A temperature of 27°C is expected to be a wet start to the week.
A severe weather system battered large parts of New South Wales and Victoria on Monday (pictured, rain over the NSW central coast Monday morning)
Sydney (above) is expected to see rain over the next seven days along with high temperatures and humidity
Drizzle and high temperatures are likely to persist over the capital for the next seven days.
The weather is also set to be gloomy in Canberra with rain expected until Thursday.
The Met Office issued a severe storm warning for central western New South Wales on Monday morning, with areas around Orange and Bathurst expected to experience torrential rain and thunderstorms.
Heading into Monday night, the rain band is expected to extend as far south as Melbourne and as far north as Brisbane with more than 50mm of rain likely in some areas.
Rain is expected in Melbourne for the next six days before the sky partially clears on Sunday.
Sydney residents (above) woke up to rain Monday morning with the potential for a thunderstorm later in the day.
Wet weather is expected in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart on Monday (pictured, pedestrians in the rain)
The remnants of the system are set to bring showers to Hobart through the weekend along with minus 20C temperatures.
The start of the week in Brisbane will be a bit brighter with partly cloudy weather expected on Tuesday and Wednesday before a possible storm picks up on Thursday followed by showers into the weekend.
Severe weather is expected to continue moving north as the week progresses, bringing light to heavy rain to Central Queensland from Friday.
And things are only expected to get worse from there for the sunny state, as a second severe weather system in Washington state is expected to move east and create a significant rain event on the East Coast early next week.
This week many areas of Western Australia are looking forward to six months of rain.
Areas in the firing line include many parts of the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, and north in Newman.
The rural town of Newman is set to see storms on Monday before the weather settles to rain for the rest of the week with 20 to 25mm expected to fall on Tuesday and Wednesday, breaking the March average of 35mm.
A severe weather system in Western Australia moved east overnight to bring heavy rain to southeastern Australia on Monday (pictured, rain radar imagery Monday morning)
Rain is expected in Melbourne for the next six days before the sky partially clears on Sunday
Fortunately, the wet weather is set to clear away from Perth with sunshine expected until Thursday before partial cloud coverage moves over the capital on Friday.
South Australia will adjust part of the two systems on Monday and Tuesday with rain expected in the center of the state.
Adelaide is expected to see some rain with rain expected on Monday with a potential for up to 1mm of rain on Tuesday.
The weather has finally improved this week in Darwin with mostly sunny forecasts from Tuesday to Friday before more storms move in on Saturday.
Four-day forecast for major cities
Monday is partly sunny. Maximum 26
Sunny Tuesday. Minimum 14 maximum 27
Wed, sunny. Minimum 15 maximum 28
Sunny Thursday. Minimum 15 maximum 29
Monday a shower or two. Max 23
Tuesday it is possible to take a shower. Minimum 14 maximum 23
Wednesday partly cloudy. Minimum 13 maximum 21
Thursday partly cloudy. Minimum 12 maximum 21
mondays rain sometimes max 19
Tuesday a shower or two. Minimum 16 maximum 23
Wed a shower or two. Minimum 14 maximum 20
Thursday a shower or two. Minimum 12 maximum 20
Monday possible shower late.
Tuesday rain. Minimum 12 maximum 17
Showers Wed. Minimum 12 maximum 20
Thursday shower is possible. Minimum 11 maximum 20
Showers on Monday. Max 23
Tuesday rain. Minimum 13 maximum 23
Showers Wed. Minimum 13 maximum 22
Thursday is partly sunny. Minimum 8 maximum 20
Monday a shower or two. 27 max
Tuesday rain is increasing. Minimum 20 maximum 29
Showers Wed. Minimum 19 maximum 27
Thursday a shower or two. Minimum 16 maximum 25
Monday partly cloudy. Max 31
Partly sunny Tuesday. Minimum 21 maximum 33
Wednesday partly cloudy. Minimum 22 maximum 32
Showers on Thursday. potential storm. Minimum 23 maximum 31
Monday possible early storm. Bathing. 33 max
Tuesday partly cloudy. Minimum 24 maximum 33
Partly sunny Wednesday. Minimum 24 maximum 34
Thursday is partly sunny. Minimum 24 maximum 34
source: Met Office