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.
Heavy thunderstorms are expected across most parts of the state tomorrow before high temperatures set in during the weekend.
A grass fire happening at the Southern Expressway at Lonsdale has brought a heavy smoke haze that’s causing poor visibility for many drivers.
Melbourne is forecast to experience temperature peak of 30 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, with possible afternoon thunderstorms on the outskirts of western suburbs.
the current weather was synonymous with winter but not typical for this time of the year
The storm triggered a warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advising people living in Western Australia’s southwest, Great Southern and South Coastal as well as in Central Wheatbelt and Lower West districts to take immediate steps to mitigate the risks.
Peak temperatures in Queensland ranged between 5-8 degrees Celsius above the average, as Ipswich hit 35 degrees Celsius with Mt Isa peaking at 40 degrees Celsius.
Warm air tracking ahead of the trough will deliver a warm day for New South Wales as a high-pressured ridge keeps Queensland and southwest WA clear.
Very dangerous thunderstorms battered the southeastern parts of the state on Saturday, thrashing some areas with tennis ball-sized hailstones.
Queensland has been battered with tennis ball-sized hailstones, with more expected as a series of powerful supercell thunderstorms track across the southeast parts of Queensland.