A frontal system bombarding the southwest of Australia is generating rainfall and unusual storms, with dry and gusty winds moving across the western interior.

The southeastern parts of Australia are set to experience wild weather today, with alerts being issued for highly damaging winds throughout Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, with a gale warning also in place for Tasmania.

A frontal system bombarding the southwest of Australia is generating rainfall and unusual storms, with dry and gusty winds moving across the western interior.

High pressure will cause settled conditions in other parts.

THE NATIONAL FORECAST

NSW and ACT

The east is expected to be mostly cool-to-mild with the Alps being windy. The west will have mostly cloudy and cool-to-mild conditions.

Sydney will be sunny most of the day with temperature lows of 10 degrees Celsius and highs of 25 degrees Celsius.

Canberra will record windy conditions with temperature lows of 3 degrees Celsius and peaks of 18 degrees Celsius.

A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds today in Illawarra, South West Slopes, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains as well as the ACT Forecast districts.

Residents on the outskirts of the Alpine district should brace themselves for windy conditions throughout the night until tomorrow morning, however winds are set to gain momentum during the day tomorrow with some parts of the coast expected to record similar updates.

These conditions are set to ease later tomorrow even as the cold front heads northeast of the state.

Victoria

The southwest parts of Victoria are set to record showers and cool-to-cold conditions with the southeast experiencing mostly sunny and cool-to-mild conditions. The northwest will be mostly sunny and warm, and cloudy with cool-to-cold conditions in the northeast.

Melbourne is expected to be windy with rainfall and temperature lows of 10 degrees and highs of 21 degrees Celsius.

A wild weather warning is in place for damaging winds later today for the South West, Central and Eastern parts of Gippslaand, North East, North Central as well as the Southern and Western Gippsland Forecast Districts.

These will track to the east at daytime and ease below the warning threshold in the western side by early afternoon and in the central districts in the late afternoon before moving on to elevated eastern areas by evening.

Queensland

QLD will be mostly cloudy with cool-to-mild conditions in the southeast. The northeast, northwest and southwest will be mostly sunny and warm.

Brisbane is expected to be mostly sunny with temperature minimums of 14 degrees Celsius and maximum of 24 degrees Celsius.

Western Australia

Southwest of WA will be mostly rainy with cool-to-cold conditions. Wind accompanied with showers as well as cool-to-cold conditions are expected in the south. The north will be mostly sunny and hot.

Perth expects showers today with temp lows of 12 degrees and highs of 19 degrees Celsius.

There’s an alert for sheep graziers in the South Coastal, South West, South East Coastal as well as the Great Southern forecast districts where showers, westerly winds and freezing temperatures are expected today. Farmers are exposed to the risk of losing lambs and sheep due to these harsh conditions.

Perth recorded its driest winter since 2012. Between June and August, the city collected 292mm of rainfall, which accounts for 74 percent of the long-term average and drier-than-average weather conditions every month.

Northern Territory

The NW Top End will be mostly sunny and warmer with showers expected to clear in the Arnhem. The south and interior will be sunny and warm-to-warmer.

Darwin is expected to be sunny, with temperature ranges between 23 degrees and 34 degrees.

South Australia

Southeast of SA will be mostly rainy and cool. The central parts of SA will be sunny with cool-to-mild conditions. The western and northern parts of South Australia will be mostly sunny with mild-to-warm conditions.

Adelaide city is expected to be mostly sunny with temperature lows of 13 degrees and highs of 19 degrees Celsius.

There’s a harsh weather warning in place for damaging winds that have been experienced since last night in various places including the West Coast, Adelaide Metropolitan, Flinders, Mount Lofty Ranges, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands, Kangaroo Island and North East Pastoral.

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