Prepare to hit the beach as temperatures are set to soar throughout Australia’s east coast. Several parts of NSW, Queensland and Victoria are expected to record an intense heatwave in the next few days.
In some parts, the temperature is set to soar above 40 degrees Celsius.
But before that, severe thunderstorms are bound to wreak real havoc.
Queensland will be the most affected and residents are being warned of impending extreme weather with heavy storms, intense heatwave and high fire danger predicted.
A severe weather alert has been issued for Queensland’s northwest areas on Friday.
Storms have also been forecast in many parts of the Sunshine State including the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
Temperatures are set to climb in the Far North of Queensland as well as the Southeast, bringing about a “very high” fire danger rating over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the residents of Sydney and New South Wales will wake up to a deluge on Friday following heavy rains that impounded the area overnight.
The Harbour City could be hit by a storm in the afternoon as strong winds and heavy showers are expected along the coast.
The wet weather will then clear off by weekend as Monday is forecast to experience scorching temperatures.
Temperatures will shoot to 33 degrees across the city with the west recording higher temps at 41 degrees Celsius.
Victorians should also brace for hot weather according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
A peak of 33 degrees is predicted in Melbourne this coming Sunday following scattered rains and cloudy conditions.
The weather will become normal on Monday as more rains are expected.
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