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Wild weather to hit the east coast of Australia with heavy thunderstorms to destroy Sydney this afternoon

Wild weather to hit the east coast of Australia with heavy thunderstorms to crush Sydney this afternoon despite the very summer 30C in the port city

  • Monday thunderstorms will make their way to the east coast of Australia
  • While Sydney will be warm with maximum temperatures of 30 ° C, there may be a storm tonight
  • Melbourne will experience an explosion of cold and wet winter weather later this week

An early taste of summer along the east coast could be replaced by wild winds and late afternoon rain as a wall of thunderstorms sweeps across the country.

Sydney is expected to enjoy a maximum of 30 ° C on Mondays, with beaches packed in the typical warm weather flavor for early spring.

An equally warm 28 ° C day in Brisbane and the Gold Coast will see families heading to the water on the first day of the school holidays, with low COVID-19 numbers allowing for free movement.

The warm weather comes after much of central Australia was hit by high winds, heavy rains and flash floods over the weekend thanks to a low-pressure system.

And that cold trough looks set to return on Monday evening, with Melbourne poised for severe daytime thunderstorms that will hit southwest Queensland and New South Wales by evening.

A wall of thunderstorms sweeps across the country (pictured) with potentially wild winds and rain in the late afternoon on the east coast despite warm temperatures earlier in the day

A wall of thunderstorms sweeps across the country (pictured) with potentially wild winds and rain in the late afternoon on the east coast despite warm temperatures earlier in the day

Temperatures in Melbourne hit the high 20s on the weekend, leading some beachgoers to St Kilda for a breather from the city's strict lockdowns

Temperatures in Melbourne hit the high 20s on the weekend, leading some beachgoers to St Kilda for a breather from the city's strict lockdowns

Temperatures in Melbourne hit the high 20s on the weekend, leading some beachgoers to St Kilda for a breather from the city’s strict lockdowns

Broken Hill in inland New South Wales suffered intense flooding this weekend (pictured) as ferocious weather hit central Australia

Broken Hill in inland New South Wales suffered intense flooding this weekend (pictured) as ferocious weather hit central Australia

Broken Hill in inland New South Wales suffered intense flooding this weekend (pictured) as ferocious weather hit central Australia

The storms can reach Sydney in the evening, most likely after 7pm, while the expected temperature will reach 30 ° C in the hottest part of the day.

Over the weekend, rain drenched much of central Australia, flooding northern parts of South Australia and inland Queensland seeing gale-force winds.

Wilcannia Airport, in regional NSW, recorded 43.8mm on Sunday, making it the city’s wettest September day in more than 20 years.

Many other areas of western NSW also experienced their wettest September day in more than four years.

“On Monday, Sydney will see warm weather of 30 ° C in the afternoon, with late showers and thunder possibly for late afternoon and early evening.” Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Dean Narramore told Daily Mail Australia.

‘There is also a risk of heavy thunderstorms with rain, large hail and harmful wind in the western suburbs.’

Narramore said the storms should subside later in the evening with a possible downpour on Tuesday, and the rest of the week looks good with mild temperatures.

Further north there is a strong wind warning for Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast and Hunter Coast.

In Victoria, there will be cooler temperatures across the state with showers in the north as the system moves from west to east.

“There are likely to be showers and possibly storms in the north of the state, particularly in the east, with light showers in Melbourne to begin with,” Narramore said.

Broken Hill fire station was inundated with water from flash floods on Sunday (photo)

Broken Hill fire station was inundated with water from flash floods on Sunday (photo)

Broken Hill fire station was inundated with water from flash floods on Sunday (photo)

Much of Australia's east coast received welcome rain over the weekend, as pictured above

Much of Australia's east coast received welcome rain over the weekend, as pictured above

Much of Australia’s east coast received welcome rain over the weekend, as pictured above

Streets were flooded with rainwater in Broken Hill on Sunday after wild rain (photo)

Streets were flooded with rainwater in Broken Hill on Sunday after wild rain (photo)

Streets were flooded with rainwater in Broken Hill on Sunday after wild rain (photo)

“Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be light showers or storms in much of the state with temperatures in the high teens.”

“A cold front on Thursday and Friday causes heavy showers with an explosion of winter temperatures in Melbourne with a maximum of 14C.”

Mr Narramore said the alpine ski resorts should also see nice snow cover this week with snowfall expected at 1,200 meters and above.

South Australia and Tasmania will see showers and moderate winds with temperatures ranging from 11 ° C to 19 ° C for Adelaide and 21 ° C for Hobart.

Queensland will be mostly sunny, with Brisbane reaching 30C, with thunderstorms potentially late Monday for much of the state as the system moves towards the East Coast.

The Northern Territory will also have temperatures around 30C, with possible showers and storms during the day.

Meanwhile in Western Australia it will usually be good on Mondays with cooler temperatures in the south, with Perth at 19 ° C, and warmer weather and some wind in the north of the state.

The yellow and red areas above indicate the storm cells heading towards the east coast of Australia on Monday (photo)

The yellow and red areas above indicate the storm cells heading towards the east coast of Australia on Monday (photo)

The yellow and red areas above indicate the storm cells heading towards the east coast of Australia on Monday (photo)

Sydney could see some storms tonight, while Melbourne (pictured) had some early showers on Monday

Sydney could see some storms tonight, while Melbourne (pictured) had some early showers on Monday

Sydney could see some storms tonight, while Melbourne (pictured) had some early showers on Monday

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

MONDAY: Min. 15. Max. 30. Showers.

TUESDAY: Min 17. Max 26. Fine.

WEDNESDAY: Min 12 Max 24 Sunny.

BRISBANE

MONDAY: Min 17. Max 30. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 18. Max 30. Cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 20 Max 29 showers.

ADELAIDE

MONDAY: Min 11. Max 18. Windy.

TUESDAY: Min 11. Max 16. Windy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 10 Max 16 showers.

CANBERRA

MONDAY: Min 10 Max 24. Possible storm.

TUESDAY: Min 7. Max 18. Cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 5 Max 15 Cloudy.

MELBOURNE

MONDAY: Min. 20. Max. 15. Showers decrease.

TUESDAY: Min 11 Max 17. Showers take off.

WEDNESDAY: Min 10 Max 15 showers.

PERTH

MONDAY: Min 9 Max 19. Cloudy.

TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 21. Cloudy.

WEDNESDAY: Min 9 Max 25 Sunny.

HOBART

MONDAY: Min. 11. Max. 21. Showers.

TUESDAY: Min 8. Max 18. Showers.

WEDNESDAY: Min 8 Max 15 showers.

DARWIN

MONDAY: Min 25. Max 33. Showers.

TUESDAY: Min 24. Max 34. Sunny.

WEDNESDAY: 24 Max 33 Sunny.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

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