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A rain band will form over Australia this week bringing heavy and “unseasonable” rain to much of the country’s northern coast.

An “injection of tropical moisture” provided by this large cloudband will help produce rain over a broad area of eastern Australia, from Sydney to Townsville.

Up to 100mm of rain could fall in some parts of Northern Territory, Queensland and NSW.
Up to 100mm of rain could fall in some parts of Northern Territory, Queensland and NSW. (Weatherzone)

Weatherzone warned some areas of Northern Territory and Queensland could see “several months’ worth of dry-season rainfall”, with eastern New South Wales also set for a soaking.

“A few showers will develop over the NT and far west QLD on Tuesday and Wednesday as a cloudband starts to build across northern Australia,” the weather service said.

“Rain will become heavier and more widespread between Thursday and Saturday as the cloudband slowly drifts further east.

“This rain event could cause flooding in parts of the NT, QLD and eastern NSW, including areas that are normally dry at this time of year.”

The Sydney Harbour Bridge seen through the windscreen of a car as rain pours on the city, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The state of New South Wales has seen more than 500 flood rescues and 927 requests for assistance in the past 24 hours as record rain continues to fall across the eastern states of Australia. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Rain will also soak the Harbour City, after a relatively dry start to June. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) (AP)

The rain is forecast to persist into the weekend and “possibly into the start of next week as well.”

Northern Territory is currently in it’s dry season, which runs from May to October.

Typically the Territory and outback Queensland will receive less than 5mm of rain during this period, however modelling shows up to 100mm could fall over a seven day period.

La Niña, the weather event behind increased rain and flash flooding in Australia, has officially ended, according to meteorologists.
La Niña, the weather event behind increased rain and flash flooding in Australia, has officially ended, according to meteorologists. (Getty)

Queensland has also shivered through chilly mornings this week.

Temperatures hit 1C in Oakey and Warwick yesterday.

The frosty conditions are being driven by an upper trough over Western Australia.

The cold mornings will persist, with Mount Isa forecast to reach a maximum temperature of just 15C on Friday.

“That’s very chilly for anyone who knows Mount Isa,” according to 9News reporter Jess Millward.

Let’s take a look at what the weather is doing around the capitals today.

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A low of 10C and a maximum of 21C are forecast for Brisbane today.

It will be partly cloudy.

Lows of 6.9C were felt in the Harbour City. The mercury will reach a maximum of 17C.

Showers are forecast for the coastal fringe.

Those in the nation’s capital should rug up, the mercury plummeted to -3C this morning.

It will be a mostly sunny day, with a maximum temperature of 12C forecast.

A low of 5C and a maximum of 14C is forecast for Melbourne today.

Similar temperatures will be recorded in Hobart, with the mercury moving between a low of 5C and a maximum of 15C.

It will be sunny in Adelaide as temperatures range from 5C to 16C.

A low of 22C and a high of 29C are forecast for Darwin.

Conditions will be cloudy.

It will be partly cloudy in Perth.

A low of 7C and a maximum of 18C will be felt.

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