Urgent warning about heatwave that will be more intense than anything we’ve experienced over the summer – and it’s about to hit Australia in DAYS
- Intense heat surge to hit coastal NSW
- Parts of Queensland and WA are sweltering
- Bubble hot air to see temperatures rise
Australia’s east coast is sweating with the arrival of a heat wave that forecasters warn will be more intense than ever before in the summer.
A bubble of hot air expected early next week is slowly making its way across the country to the coast of New South Wales.
Forecasters say the heat spike in the fall will cause places like Sydney to feel sweltering with warmer temperatures than those seen in the summer.
Sydney’s CBD recorded no days above 31C this summer, with its hottest day falling 0.4 degrees short when the city recorded 30.6C in February.
Temperatures in the Harbor City will skyrocket early next week, with Monday and Tuesday reaching 33C and Wednesday reaching 28C.
Australia’s east coast is about to sweat with the arrival of an intense heat spike that forecasters warn will be hotter than ever before in the summer (pictured, women on Bondi Beach)
A bubble of hot air expected early next week is slowly making its way across the country towards the coast of New South Wales (pictured, a weather map from Sky News)
In the west of the city, temperatures on Monday can reach 37°C in Penrith, 35°C in Liverpool and 36°C in Parramatta.
Before temperatures rise on Sunday, Sydneysiders can expect some showers and lower minimum temperatures over the weekend.
Parts of Queensland and Western Australia will also be hit by an intense heat wave this weekend, with temperatures skyrocketing in Perth.
Temperatures will reach 28°C on Sunday, 29°C on Monday and 34°C on Tuesday and Wednesday as a heat wave stretches from Margaret River to Carnarvon.
Things will also get warmer in Brisbane next week, with Tuesday sizzling at 33C and Wednesday sizzling with a scorching 34C.
As Australia enters its second week of autumn, Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said temperatures would be reminiscent of summer time.
Temperatures in WA reach 29°C on Monday and 34°C on Tuesday and Wednesday as a heat wave stretches from Margaret River to Carnarvon (pictured, a weather map from Sky News)
Tasmania was the only state to be warmer than usual this summer (pictured, a BOM map)
“A heat spike will be over the southern interior of Queensland and then NSW where there will be some heightened fire risk on Sunday as the wind picks up,” he said.
“Then on Monday that heat travels all the way up the NSW coast, where there’s a chance that heat is hotter than anything we’ve seen all summer.”
Further south in Victoria, conditions remain gray and cloudy with temperatures struggling to reach the mid-20s over the next few days.
Victorians will enjoy a mostly sunny weekend with temperatures reaching 29C on Saturday and 30C on Sunday, with a chance of a few light showers.
Canberra will also enjoy warm weather at the weekend after some hot and gray days on Thursday and Friday.
This summer, Australia as a whole was 27% above the long-term average for rainfall
It will be 27°C on Saturday and 30°C on Sunday.
Further north in Darwin, maximum temperatures will not fall below 30C for the next week, with Saturday being the hottest day at 32C.
Minimum temperatures in the Top End will hover around the mid-twenties with the chance of showers remaining high throughout the week.
Adelaide will enjoy some warm weather this weekend before temperatures dip into the low 20s – with 22C on Monday, 20C on Tuesday, 21C on Wednesday.
Conditions in Tasmania will be gray and gloomy over the weekend and into next week with light showers from Sunday.
THREE-DAY FORECAST IN YOUR CITY:
Friday: Mostly Sunny. Minimum 21 Maximum 31
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Minimum 18 Maximum 27
Sunday: Sunny. Minimum 15 Maximum 28
Friday: Sunny. Minimum 13 Maximum 27
Saturday: Sunny. Minimum 14 Maximum 21
Sunday: Sunny. Evening showers. Minimum 17 Maximum 29
Friday: Partly cloudy. Minimum 15 Maximum 22
Saturday: mostly sunny. Minimum 13 Maximum 29
Sunday: mostly sunny. Minimum 16 Maximum 32
Friday: Partly cloudy. Minimum 10 Maximum 20
Saturday: cloudy. Minimum 11 Maximum 21
Sunday: Shower or two. Minimum 15 Maximum 25
Friday: Cloudy. Minimum 15 Maximum 25
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Minimum 13 Maximum 27
Sunday: mostly sunny. Minimum 14 Maximum 30
Friday: Shower or two. Minimum 20 Maximum 26
Saturday: Shower or two. Minimum 20 Maximum 27
Sunday: Sunny. Minimum 19 Maximum 28
Friday: Shower or two. minus 22 and 29
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Minimum 20 Maximum 30
Sunday: mostly sunny. Minimum 19 Maximum 30
Friday: showers. Minimum 25 Maximum 31
Saturday: Shower or two. Minimum 26 Maximum 32
Sunday: showers. Minimum 26 Maximum 31