A trough stretching across the Northern Territory, northern Western Australia, Queensland and northeast of South Australia is bringing in rain and storms while sending heat to NSW and northern Victoria.
Temperatures similar to those of summer and heightened fire dangers are also predicted in most parts of Victoria and South Australia today.
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.
Very dangerous thunderstorms battered the southeastern parts of the state on Saturday, thrashing some areas with tennis ball-sized hailstones.
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.
After a really sweaty weekend with the sweltering temperatures hitting over 40 degrees Celsius in several parts of the Top End, it seems there’s no forthcoming relief in sight or signs of an impending wet season storms.
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.
Heavy showers continue to pound various parts of the state even as the expected “very dangerous” and “life-threatening” thunderstorms ceased, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).
A La Niña forms when severe winds blow the warm waters of the Pacific to Indonesia, away from South America.
Residents of northern NSW and southeast Queensland have been asked to expect another extreme weather day as conditions are forecast to be harsher than yesterday.