Get ready for a swim: the storm system crashes on the east coast of Australia – threatening torrential rains and possible floods
- A low pressure system enters from southwest WA to southeast NSW
- It will bring rain to the southern states of the country on weekends
- The system is expected to leave the NSW coast and gain strength
- As it evolves, it will bring strong winds, torrential rain and possible flooding to NSW
A strong low-pressure system is expected to bring storms, high winds and possible floods to the eastern states of Australia in the coming days.
The system is entering from southwestern Western Australia to the southeast of the country, with rain expected in Victoria, NSW and parts of Southeast Queensland.
Forecasters have warned that the system is expected to move off the coast of NSW and intensify into a low-pressure east coast system that could damage the Southeast with damaging winds and torrential rains.
The low pressure system is expected to cause damaging winds, torrential rain and possible flooding when it intensifies off the coast of NSW
“Heavy weather is a possibility”, Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe said on Wednesday.
The cold front is currently hovering over the southern parts of Western Australia, but will shift eastward in the coming days.
Although it brings showers to the southernmost tip of WA, Perth remains dry all weekend.
Sharpe said the first rain event will hit the country’s southeast coast on Friday before heading out to sea and returning in revenge Monday.
“At this early stage, as a low point develops on the east coast, the greatest chance of heavy rainfall of more than 100 mm from the south coast of NSW to the Hunter is on Monday and Tuesday, but we will have to wait another day or two to support this prediction, “he said.
A model shows the east coast is low, expected to form off the east coast of NSW over the weekend before pushing gusts and torrential rain from Monday
“There is a threat of heavy rainfall that becomes flooding, damaging gusts of wind along the coastal edge and also very large seas.”
East coast lows have a shorter lifespan and are generally weaker than tropical cyclones, which draw their intensity from the warmer ocean temperatures.
However, they can still deliver a blow – producing storm against gale force winds, very heavy rainfall and in some cases coastal flooding.
Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney are in for a wet weekend with rain showers expected on both days.
Sydney’s clear weather will end this weekend as a cold front invades NSW. Clear skies over the Sydney Opera House earlier this week
Brisbane has some clouds on Saturday before the showers start on Sunday.
Darwin will remain dry and warm for the next few days with highs in the 1930s and lows in the 1920s.
Perth will enjoy a sunny weekend with a high of 20C on Saturday and 23C on Sunday.
Hobart has cloudy skies and cool weather, with chilly morning temperatures at 2C on Saturdays and Sundays.
The mercury will drop to an icy 0C in Canberra on Thursday morning with an expected fog, and warm up to a moderate 14C later in the day.
FIVE DAYS AGAIN IN YOUR CITY
THURSDAY: Min 9. Max 18. Mostly sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 10. Max 19. Partly cloudy
SATURDAY: Min 10. Max 20. Possible shower.
SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 18. Shower or two.
MONDAY: Min 10. Max 18. Showers.
THURSDAY: Min 13. Max 21. Showers.
FRIDAY: Min 13. Max 22. Shower or two.
SATURDAY: Min 13. Max 23. Partly cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 13. Max 23. Showers increase.
MONDAY: Min 14. Max 19. Shower or two.
THURSDAY: Min 5. Max 16. Mostly sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 8. Max 15: Showers are increasing.
SATURDAY: Min 7. Max 13. Showers.
SUNDAY: Min 6. Max 15. Possible shower.
MONDAY: Min 6. Max 15. Mostly sunny
THURSDAY: Min 6. Max 16. Partly cloudy.
FRIDAY: Min 5. Max 18. Mostly sunny.
SATURDAY: Min 4. Max 20. Sunny.
SUNDAY: Min 7. Max 23. Sunny day. Late shower or two.
MONDAY: Min. 12. Max. 21. Showers are increasing.
THURSDAY: Min 5. Max 16. Early fog. Half-cloudy.
FRIDAY: Min 8. Max 16. Mostly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 9. Max 15. Showers. Possible storm.
SUNDAY: Min 7. Max 14. One or two showers.
MONDAY: Min 7. Max 15. Cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 0. Max 14. Morning mist.
FRIDAY: Min 1. Max 14. Possible shower.
SATURDAY: Min 3. Max 14. Showers.
SUNDAY: Min 3. Max 13. Possible shower.
MONDAY: Min 4. Max 13. Shower or two
THURSDAY: Min 20. Max 32. Sunny
FRIDAY: Min 21. Max 33. Sunny
SATURDAY: Min 22. Max 33. Partly cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 23. Max 33. Sunny
MONDAY: Min 22. Max 33. Sunny
THURSDAY: Min 2. Max 13. Showers under development.
FRIDAY: Min 4. Max 10. Partly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 2. Max 10. Partly cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 2. Max 13. Partly cloudy
MONDAY: Min 3. Max 11. Partly cloudy
SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology