According to the Bureau Of Meteorology several states are bracing for dampening rainfall and storms expected to across the country throughout the week and into the weekend.
Sydney has experienced a chilly start of the week after a southerly current arrived in town on Sunday ahead of the forecast week long of falls over the city.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) Jake Phillips, Monday recorded the coolest morning so far this year, dipping to 12.2 degrees Celsius across the city and 10 degrees throughout Holsworthy in the city’s southwest.
At 8am on Monday, the CBD recorded temperatures of 12.6 degrees Celsius though it felt like a cold 8.9 degrees, as per Weatherzone’s reports.
The chilliest morning set in after a day of torrential rainfall on Sunday, while the Harbour City was pounded with 44mm of falls in what is considered as the wettest day so far in 2021.
Mr Phillips noted that 23mm of rainfall was received until 9am on Sunday and 22mm was dumped for 24 hours later.
Less than 1mm of rainfall is forecast on Monday though more showers are expected later in the week, with up to 10mm forecast on Wednesday and 20mm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Despite the chilly Monday morning, today is forecast to be the loveliest day of the week, Mr Phillips noted.
“It will warm up a little bit with the max day temps hovering around the mid 20s but the showers will make a return,” he said.
“Particularly from Wednesday onwards it’s looking like there will be a few showers around.
“We had a pretty strong southerly change that brought a lot of cooler air. We’re still feeling the effects of that. Over the next few days the winds will start to shift to easterly, so that’s when we will see the rain return.”
Generally, eastern Australia is expected to experience a soggy and stormy week even as a rainband is set to track through Queensland and New South Wales then back to Victoria.
Showers and storms will track across the country throughout the week and into the weekend, according to Dean Narramore, a meteorologist at the Bureau Of Meteorology.
After Victoria recorded a soggy Saturday, the wild weather traveled across NSW on Sunday and into Queensland.
The same is expected to move south and back into NSW, delivering heavy showers, thunderstorms and lightning, he said on Sunday afternoon.
“A band of rain and thunderstorms will move through NSW and into southern Queensland today,” he said.
While the falls travel away from Victoria, cold to cool temperatures are set to linger on, he noted.
The Bureau Of Meteorology predicts storms and rainfall are forecast in the tropical north on Monday and Tuesday, starting in southeast Queensland to Kimberly in Western Australia.
However, the country’s southern parts are expected to remain dry and sunny on Tuesday before rainfall heads back to New South Wales.
“Onshore flow will increase on the NSW coast on Wednesday, causing showers and cooler conditions,” he said.
“Showers and storms with heavy falls will also spread across much of Queensland and inland NSW, and also continue across the tropical north,” he said.
Eastern Queensland and most parts of NSW are set to receive dampening rainfall accompanied by storms on Thursday, the forecast showed.
“Friday and across the weekend, showers and thunderstorms with locally heavy falls will spread west and south from Queensland into parts of eastern South Australia and much of NSW and Victoria,” he said.
Humid conditions are forecast in the eastern parts of Australia on Friday through to the weekend, he added.
The mercury is set to jump to above 30 degrees for six consecutive days in WA.
The hottest days are likely to be Friday and Saturday with a peak temperature forecast of 36 degrees, about eight degrees Celsius above the average in March.
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