Part of Australia are bracing for a blast of wintry weather later this week, while southwestern Australia is getting an early taste of summer.
A high pressure system moving to the south of Western Australia this week is directing a stream of warm inland air towards the state’s south west.
Perth reached 26 degrees yesterday, which is six above average for this time of year. Today, the city is forecast to reach 31 degrees, which would be its warmest day in five months.
While this week’s heat will be a noticeable change from the cooler weather of the last few months, it’s not going to break records. Perth’s warmest September day on record was 34.2 degrees in 2014.
Troughs are generating unseasonably warm winds, showers and storms in northern WA, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
A low and trough are bringing wintry winds, showers and small hail to southern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Showers are falling as snow on the alps.
A high is keeping elsewhere dry.
THE NATIONAL FORECAST
NSW and ACT
Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the northeast. Late shower, cool-to-cold in the southeast. Snow on the Alps. Late shower, cold in the southwest. Sunny, cool-to-cold in the northwest.
Sydney will be sunny, with a low of 11 and top of 21.
Canberra will be mostly sunny, with a low of 4 and top of 13.
There’s a strong wind warning today for Batemans Coast and Eden Coast, and tomorrow for Sydney Closed Waters, Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast.
Showers and storms are forecast, cold in the southwest. Mostly sunny, cool-to-cold in the southeast. Showers increasing, cool-to-cold in the northwest. Late shower, cold in the northeast.
Melbourne has a late shower on the way, along with a low of 7 and top of 15.
There’s a strong wind warning today for East Gippsland Coast, and tomorrow for Port Phillip, Western Port, West Coast, Central Coast, Central Gippsland Coast and East Gippsland Coast.
Showers and storms on the way and it will be cold in the southeast. Showers, cold in central. Showers, cool-to-mild in the west. Late shower, cool-to-cold in the north.
Adelaide has showers increasing, with a low of 9 and top of 15.
There’s a warning to sheep graziers for Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral forecast districts.
Sheep graziers are warned that cold to very cold conditions, showers, small hail and fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds are expected to develop late this afternoon or evening and continue into Friday. There is a risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
Showers and cold conditions in the southwest. Mostly cloudy, cool in the southeast. Late shower, cold in the northwest. Showers, cold in the northeast.
Hobart may have a shower coming, with a low of 5 and top of 13.
There’s a strong wind warning tomorrow for the Central West Coast.
Sunny, mild-to-warm in the southeast. Mostly sunny, warm in the northeast. Mostly sunny, warm in the northwest. Sunny, cool-to-cold in the southwest.
Brisbane will be sunny, with a low of 16 and top of 30.
There’s a strong wind warning tomorrow for Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast Waters.
Cloud increasing, warm-to-very warm in the southwest. Fog then sunny, cool-to-cold in the south. Mostly cloudy, warm in the northwest. Showers/storms, very warm in the northeast.
Perth will be windy, with a low of 13 and top of 31.
There’s a fire weather warning for severe fire danger for East Pilbara Coast and Gascoyne Inland fire weather districts.
Very hot and dry conditions are expected over the Pilbara today with fresh and gusty easterly winds during the morning. Hot and dry conditions are expected over the Gascoyne with fresh and gusty northeast to northwesterly winds from mid-morning through to late this afternoon.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises you to:
Late thunder, very warm in the NW Top End. Mostly sunny, mild-to-warm in Arnhem. Windy, warm over the interior. Sunny, mild-to-warm in the south.
Darwin has a possible thunderstorm, with a low of 25 and top of 34.
– With Weatherzone