A week-long heatwave is about to hit Australia with temperatures in one city hitting 40C – here’s the forecast for your region
- Adelaide is rocking through a record heatwave
- Temperatures in South Australia reach 40 degrees Celsius this week
- Meteorologists warn of an increased risk of wildfires
- Sydney has temperatures in the high 20s
Large parts of Australia are set to experience a seven-day heatwave this week, with temperatures in one state expected to reach 40 degrees.
South Australia will experience its first major heatwave since 2019 this week after meteorologists warned of a ‘challenging record extreme heat’.
Highs in Adelaide will be 35C on Monday, 36C on Tuesday and 38C on Wednesday and highs of 40C are expected on Thursday and Friday.
The city last recorded maximum temperatures in December 2019 when the population had a multi-day high of 42°C.
And temperatures are set to rise in other parts of the country this week, with temperatures reaching 30C in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin and Queensland.
Large parts of Australia will be blazing through a week-long heat wave with temperatures in one state expected to reach 40 degrees (pictured, sunbathing on Sydney’s Bondi Beach)
Highs in Adelaide will be 35C on Monday, 36C on Tuesday and 38C on Wednesday and highs of 40C are expected on Thursday and Friday (pictured, Weatherzone map)
Meteorologists say evenings will remain steady, with low temperatures only dropping to 24°C on Wednesday and 27°C on Thursday.
Adelaide heat wave
Monday: 35 c
Tuesday: 36 c
Wednesday: 38 c
Thursday: 40 c
Friday: 40 c
Saturday: 32 c
Adelaide residents are advised not to go out in the sun and to keep babies and children indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
The heat wave will also raise the risk of wildfires in the country.
On Thursday, a wildfire swept through and destroyed 16 properties in Port Lincoln in southern SA.
While the fire was contained overnight, warnings were issued of potentially hazardous smoke from the fire, which started in the city’s landfill.
After high temperatures reached the high 30°C over the weekend, Sydney will enjoy temperatures in the high 20° for the next seven days.
Rain is expected Tuesday through Thursday in Harbor City.
Highs in Perth are set to reach 36°C on Monday, 31°C on Tuesday, 29°C on Wednesday, 26°C on Thursday and 27°C on Friday, temperatures will rise over the weekend. , with 31°C on Saturday and 32°C on Sunday, with similar temperatures expected in Darwin.
After high temperatures reached the high 30s over the weekend, Sydney will enjoy temperatures in the high 20s for the next seven days (pictured, women enjoy a swim at Bondi Beach in Sydney)
The Met Office has warned of a severe fire risk in the southern and southern interior of Queensland over the next few days.
Brisbane will record temperatures in the high 20s throughout the week, with Tuesday and Sunday hitting highs of 30C.
The ACT will warm to 34°C on Monday before temperatures drop to 21°C on Wednesday and 24°C on Thursday.
Further south in Melbourne, the city will see some cooler days at the start of the week before temperatures reach 36°C on Friday and Saturday.
In Hobart, temperatures will also remain in the low 20s with a chance of rain on Monday, before rising to 35C on Friday and 33C on Saturday.
It comes after the city experienced its hottest day in two years on Friday at 36.1°C, 14°C above average.
A four-day forecast for your city
Sunny Monday. 36 max
Sunny Tuesday. Minimum 20 maximum 36
Partly sunny Wednesday. 18 max 29
Thursday is partly sunny. Minimum 16 maximum 26
Sunny Monday. 35 max
Partly sunny Tuesday. Minimum 21 maximum 36
Partly sunny Wednesday. Minimum 24 maximum 38
Thursday is partly sunny. Minimum 27 maximum 40
Monday is partly sunny. 24 max
Tuesday partly cloudy. 17 minimum maximum 22
Partly sunny Wednesday. Minimum 16 maximum 30
Thursday partly cloudy. Minimum 21 maximum 36
Monday a shower or two. Max 19
Tuesday partly cloudy. Minimum 11 maximum 18
Partly sunny Wednesday. Minimum 9 maximum 22
Thursday partly cloudy. Minimum 13 maximum 28
Monday is partly sunny. 34 max
Tuesday a shower or two. 17 minimum maximum 28
Wednesday cloudy minimum 13 maximum 21
Thursday cloudy minimum 11 maximum 24
Sunny Monday. 30 max
Tuesday rain. Potential storm minimum 21 maximum 29
Showers Wed. Minimum 20 maximum 24
Thursday cloudy. Minimum 19 maximum 25
Monday shower possible. Max 29
Tuesday it is possible to take a shower. Minimum 21 maximum 30
Wed a shower or two. Minimum 21 maximum 29
Thursday a shower or two. Minimum 20 maximum 29
Monday a shower or two. potential storm. 32 max
Tuesday rain. potential storm. Minimum 25 maximum 30
Showers Wed. potential storm. Minimum 25 maximum 31
Showers on Thursday. potential storm. Minimum 24 maximum 33