The residents of New South Wales are in for another day of wild weather after heavy rains, mammoth waves and strong winds bombarded the state’s coastal areas yesterday. A trough and low system is expected to generate powerful winds, heavy rainfall and huge waves in the eastern parts of NSW and showers in parts of eastern Victoria along with the alpine snow. In the meantime, a front and trough in Western Australia are also set to bring stormy winds and falls to the southwest. Elsewhere a high is set to bring about dryness as well as the south coast.
Below is a quick outlook of weather throughout Australia, July 17.
THE NATIONAL FORECAST
Vic will be mostly sunny and chilly in the southwest with showers accompanied with cold experienced in the southeast. The north will experience fog before sunshine sets in and later cool-to-cold temperatures.
A strong wind alert is in place tonight through to midnight for the East Gippsland coast.
Melbourne is expected to be mostly sunny, with temperature lows of 7 degrees Celsius and a top of 15 degrees Celsius.
The city is also set to witness fog for the next couple of mornings, with the thickest possibly happening tomorrow morning.
East of Queensland is set to experience sunny then cool-to-mild. The northwest parts will experience sunny and later cool-to-cold weather. It will be mostly sunny and then cold in the southwest of Queensland.
Strong winds alert are in place for Cooktown Coast, Peninsula Coast, Gold Coast Waters and Sunshine Coast Waters.
Brisbane is forecast to be sunny with temperature lows of 10 degrees Celsius and tops of 22 degrees Celsius.
New South Wales and ACT
The northeast parts of NSW are expected to have windy and cool-to-cold weather with showers and cool-to-cold weather being recorded in the southeast. The Alps will be windy and the west mostly sunny and later cool-to-cold weather.
Today there’s a warning issued for gale winds in the Coffs Coast, Byron Coast, Hunter Coast, Macquarie Coast, Sydney Coast as well as the Illawarra Coast, with strong wind warnings being in place for Eden Coast, Sydney Closed Waters and the Batemans Coast.
The forecast surf and swell conditions will be hazardous for various coastal activities such as boating, swimming and rock fishing on the Coffs, Byron, Sydney, Hunter, Macquarie, Batemans, Illawarra and Eden Coasts.
Sydney is expected to be windy with showers and low temps of 11 degrees and max of 17 degrees. The city will be expected to warm to 18 degrees on Saturday, which is likely to make it the longest period of below 18 degrees in a span of 10 years.
Canberra is expected to be mostly cloudy with low temps of 2 degrees and maximum of 12 degrees.
SA will be mostly sunny with cold-to-very cold in parts of central and southeast. Sunny as well as cool-to-mild weather will be witnessed in the north and west.
Adelaide is forecast to be sunny with lows of 7 degrees and max of 17 degrees Celsius after Adelaide airport yesterday recorded its wintry day in 22 years, before warming to a high of 9.9C.
Late showers and cool-to-cold weather are expected in parts of the southwest. The south will receive both sunny and cool-to-cold weather. The north is set to experience sunny and warm weather.
There’s a warning in place for strong wind all through to midnight tonight for both the Leeuwin and Albany coasts.
Perth could experience showers with low temps of 10 and highs of 18 degrees Celsius.
Sunny and warm weather is expected in the Northern Territory’s Top End. Arnhem will be mostly sunny with mild-to-warm weather. The interior will experience sunny and cool weather with the south recording frost before sunny and cool-to-cold weather sets in. Darwin is expected to be generally sunny.
Southwest Tasmania will be mostly sunny and later cold. The southeast is likely to experience fog before becoming sunny and later cold. The northwest is expected to be sunny then later cold, will rainfall and cold being experienced in the northeast.
Hobart should brace for showers and low temps of 5 degrees and highs of 11 degrees.
For regular weather updates and information on storms and hail see Storm Assist at stormassist.com.au.