A scorching heatwave will continue to hit parts of Australia, while thunderstorms and heavy rain will hit other areas of the country.
Temperatures will continue to rise in Western Australia after the state became the hottest place in the world on Sunday when the mercury hit 49.9C at Carnarvon Airport.
Perth broke the record for the most consecutive days above 40C in a month-long period and the city on Monday marked the sixth consecutive day of unpleasant conditions.
The city’s previous record was set in 1933, when four days of temperatures above 40°C were achieved, and the record was later equaled in 1985 and 2016.
Meanwhile, parts of Australia’s east coast will be drenched, with showers and thunderstorms forecast for Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.
Dry and mostly cloudy conditions are forecast for Melbourne in a welcome respite after Victoria was hit by monster storms last week.
Parts of Australia will continue to face another severe heatwave as hot and humid conditions persist (pictured, swimmer)
The New South Wales capital will reach a high of 27C with rain and thunder forecast for the city on Monday.
The port city is expected to remain mostly cloudy, although wet conditions are expected throughout the week.
Temperatures will reach a high of 31C on Thursday, while highs of 32C are expected on Friday.
Weatherzone senior meteorologist Brett Dutschke told Daily Mail Australia that wet weather is also likely throughout the week.
“There is a chance of showers or storms every day from now until Friday,” he said.
“Some storms have the potential to be severe.”
The storms are expected to provide some relief from the sticky conditions ahead in the city.
A cool change to the south is likely with an 80 percent chance of showers on Friday.
A cloudy start to the week is expected in Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday due to a cool change brought about by fresh southerly winds.
The city is expected to bear the brunt of some warmer conditions, with the mercury reaching highs of 35C on Thursday.
Another interesting change is expected to occur later in the day due to northerly winds and the Bureau of Meteorology predicts wind gusts of up to 45 km/h.
Dutschke said the cold shift is expected to last from Friday into the weekend, with temperatures reaching highs of 23C on Sunday.
Sydney will be hardest hit by the rain and thunderstorms (pictured) that have been forecast for most of the week.
Thunderstorms and downpours will inundate the Sunshine State’s capital and wet weather conditions are expected to last most of the week.
Dutschke said wet conditions were also likely to ease later on the track, which he said was typical for the month of February in Brisbane.
‘The heat and humidity will peak [on] Thursday, Friday, Saturday,” he said.
“That’s the period when the humidity will be even higher than typical for this time of year.”
A dry change is expected on Sunday, with highs of 34C expected on Saturday.
The BoM has issued a severe heatwave warning for central, western and southern parts of the state which is expected to last until Wednesday.
Perth will reach highs of 43C on Monday with wind gusts of 40km/h to take hold on what will be a mostly cloudy day.
A sea breeze is likely to arrive in the afternoon to create a cloudy rest of the day.
Two schools in Perth’s north, Cervantes Primary School and Jurien Bay District High School, closed their doors on Monday due to an increased risk of bushfires.
While the heatwave is expected to persist in Perth on Tuesday, a cool change is expected mid-day.
A stronger cold shift will occur on Wednesday providing some relief before temperatures rise rapidly again during the second half of the week with strong wind gusts of up to 30km/h expected.
Highs of 36C are expected on Friday.
Meanwhile, former Tropical Cyclone Lincoln is moving west from Top End towards Kimberly in northern WA.
The weather system is likely to reach waters north of the Pilbara on Wednesday.
The BoM has forecast it will become a tropical cyclone on Thursday with heavy rain and damaging winds hitting the area.
Parts of WA were the hottest place on the planet (pictured) over the weekend, with temperatures reaching almost 50C.
Central, western and southern parts of WA are experiencing a severe heatwave that is expected to last until Wednesday.
A partly cloudy day is expected in the national capital for most of Monday with a high chance of rain.
The wet weather is likely to persist until Thursday with highs of 27C on Wednesday.
A cool and mostly dry weekend is forecast.
Temperatures will reach highs of 35C on Monday and Tuesday before a cold change arrives.
The warm weather is expected to turn cooler starting Thursday and the weekend is expected to be mostly dry.
Parts of the east coast are set for unsettled weather conditions with a mix of hot and dry weather (sunbathers pictured)
The warm weather will also be interrupted by showers and thunderstorms (pictured)
A cloudy day is expected in Hobart on Tuesday and Wednesday before temperatures rise on Thursday with highs of 33C.
A colder change is expected late on Thursday and wind gusts of up to 35km/h are expected on Friday.
The weekend will be mostly dry.
Dutschke said Darwin is expecting a mostly dry week, but showers and thunderstorms are forecast every day.
Highs of 32 are expected on Monday and Friday will be the hottest day this week with temperatures reaching a high of 33C.
“The monsoon that had been over the top end is weakening,” Mr Dutschke said.
‘[It will] “It will be a little warmer than normal for this time of year.”
A watch and action alert has been issued for parts of the Northern Territory as former Tropical Cyclone Lincoln, currently located near Tennant Creek, moves southwest.
Parts of the Stuart Highway were closed to motorists due to flooding and drivers were urged to avoid the area.
The Gregory, North Tanami and Barkly regions could face the threat of flash flooding with six-hourly rainfall totals of up to 150mm expected.