Some parts of Western Australia are experiencing catastrophic fire risk today even as Melbourne approaches its annual rain totals two months before the end of the year.
The combination of hot and dry conditions alongside windy weather is generating vicious fire conditions for most parts of WA especially Eucla, Goldfields and South Interior.
A trough passing over eastern inland is causing storms some of which are intense, all across western Queensland as well as odd showers in New South West’s inland.
A large and deepening low-pressure trough lingering over the western interior and South Australia is triggering storms in the desert.
High pressure is making some other areas more settled.
Here’s the weather outlook across Australia as at on Wednesday, October 14, 2020
THE NATIONAL FORECAST
It will be mostly sunny with mild-to-warm conditions in the east. The west will be mostly sunny and very warm.
Brisbane is expected to be mostly sunny with a low temp. of 16C and peak of 26C.
A strong wind warning issued by BoM (Bureau of Meteorology) is in place for Mackay Coast, Peninsula Coast and Capricornia Coast.
New South Wales & THE ACT
These states will be mostly sunny and cool-to-mild conditions in the northeast. The southeast parts will experience cool-to-cold conditions with clearing showers. The southwest parts are expected to be mostly sunny and very warm. The northwest areas are forecast to be sunny and warm.
Sydney is expected to be cloudy with temperature low of 15C and a high of 22C.
Canberra is also set to be cloudy with temperature lows of 9C and highs of 20C.
A strong wind warning has been issued for tomorrow in Eden Coast.
Vic is forecast to be mostly sunny with cool-to-mild conditions in the southwest. The southeast will be mostly sunny with cool-to-mild weather. The northwest areas will be mostly sunny and very warm. Northeast will be foggy then sunny and later warm.
Melbourne is expected to be mostly cloudy, with temperature lows of 9C and highs of 24C.
The city has witnessed a wet year and it’s likely to exceed its annual average rain amount by the end of this week.
By 9am yesterday, Melbourne had recorded 647.4mm of rainfall since the beginning of this year.
Two rain-carrying cold fronts are set to track through Victoria between Thursday and Saturday, collectively triggering adequate wet weather conditions to deliver the 1mm required for Melbourne to surpass its long-term annual average rainfall. Apparently, the city might even record more than 20mm of rain between now and Saturday.
A strong wind alert is in place for the Central Coast as well as East Gippsland Coast.
The state will be mostly cloudy with mild weather in its south. The northwest will be mostly cloudy with cool-to-cold weather. The northeast parts will experience late showers and cold conditions.
Hobart will have increased cloud coverage with temperature lows of 6C and highs of 19C.
A strong wind alert has been issued for the Lower East Coast, South East Coast and the Far North West Coast.
SA will be mostly cloudy with warm conditions in its southeast parts. The central parts will be mostly sunny and very warm. The north and west parts will be mostly sunny with hot-to-very hot conditions.
Adelaide is expected to be mostly sunny with temperature lows of 15C peaks of 31C.
WA will be mostly sunny in the southwest with cool-to-mild conditions. The south will experience cool-to-mild weather with some late showers. The north will be sunny and generally hot.
Perth is expected to be mostly sunny with temp lows of 13C and peak of 25C.
A strong wind warning is in place for Perth Coast, Lancelin Coast, Perth Local Waters and Bunbury Geographe Coast.
Drivers in Perth have also been warned owing to the presence of heavy fog that’s endangering road safety on Wednesday morning particularly in the eastern suburbs.
Today’s catastrophic fire danger is set to be the highest in Western Australia’s Eucla, getting to extreme levels, and becoming potentially catastrophic.
Severe to extreme catastrophic fire danger is expected in neighbouring areas including the WA’s South Interior, Pilbara, Goldfields, Kimberley as well as SA’s West Coast.
The north will be mostly sunny and very warm. Both the Interior and South parts will be sunny and warm-to-very warm.
Darwin is expected to be mostly sunny with temp lows of 25C and top of 34C.
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