Weather forecast Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne: Thunderstorms, rain to return to NSW, Qld
Some NSW residents will be given a short reprieve from the wild weather before a new weather system threatens the east coast next week.
Sydney residents are being given a reprieve from the wild weather, however, the break will be short-lived with a new weather system threatening the coast from Sunday.
More than 500,000 people were affected by evacuation orders or warnings yesterday, but overnight the worst of the flooding appeared to pass for Sydney and the surrounding area.
New evacuation orders are in place for areas of Cumberland Reach along the Hawkesbury River and lower parts of Gloucester due to possible flooding along the Gloucester River.
The majority of other evacuation orders issued yesterday have since been lifted.
The NSW North Coast and South East Queensland are bracing for more severe weather today, with heavy rain and possible storms likely to hit areas already affected by flooding.
A severe thunderstorm warning is in place for parts of the central New South Wales north coast and Hunter region, with an east coast low pushing rain onto the shore.
Severe thunderstorms could bring flash flooding over the next few hours, with areas likely to be weathered including Forster, Seal Rocks, Bulahdelah, Wingham, Nelson Bay and Dungog.
While some showers are likely to remain south of Newcastle today and tomorrow, they will be a far cry from the torrential downpours that have been seen in recent days.
Weatherzone meteorologist Ashleigh Lange said the heavy rains, damaging winds and extensive riverine flooding were caused by an “atmospheric river feeding a series of low pressure troughs and an east coast depression”.
A low pressure system located off the north coast of lower central New South Wales eased overnight, bringing some respite from the intense rains.
“Unfortunately, this respite could be short-lived, with heavy rain, strong winds and large waves possibly returning next week,” Ms Lange said.
“Some forecast models are predicting that another low pressure system will develop off the NSW coast next week, in response to a pool of upper level cold air moving over southeast Australia. “
This low pressure system has the potential to bring another round of severe weather to eastern New South Wales, including Sydney, bringing heavier rains and damaging winds to areas affected by the storms. floods.
“There are early indications that parts of the NSW coast could see an additional 100-200mm between Sunday and next Wednesday,” Ms Lange said.
“However, this is an early prediction and will likely change in the coming days.
“The main thing to know now is that there is the potential for more severe weather in the floodplains of eastern New South Wales next week and more specific details will become available in the coming days.”
Sky News meteorologist Alison Osborne said there was still an unsettled and stormy environment over the New South Wales east coast today, northern parts of the state and southeastern Queensland remaining under flood watch.
She said a cool change was on the way for parts of the country, with Victoria in the firing line for an easy storm.
“Severe thunderstorms with a risk of heavy rain will roll over western Victoria this afternoon then move into the Melbourne area overnight,” Ms Osborne said.
“This system continues to move southeast Saturday morning.”
Ms Osborne said showers and storms in the east, including Sydney and Brisbane, would intensify on Sunday evening along the east coast.
“This means an additional 50-150mm of rain is forecast, extending from the more coastal areas of Queensland, but, specifically, across the North Coast and Central Coast of NSW,” she said.
“We certainly expect further flooding from this event.”
Weather around the capitals
Showers are likely to stay on for sydney today and tomorrow, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening.
The risk of a severe thunderstorm with damaging winds and heavy rain will increase into the afternoon and evening on Sunday, bringing more heavy rain early next week.
Temperatures are expected to remain high throughout the weekend, with a high of 27°C today and 28°C tomorrow.
melbourne is in a very humid day on Friday, with a maximum temperature of 30 ° C and a possibility of showers and a possible thunderstorm this evening.
The temperature will drop dramatically before Saturday, with thunderstorms and heavy rain reaching a high of 22C.
The rain will persist Brisbane today with a risk of thunderstorms and locally heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding this afternoon and evening.
The temperature will remain high throughout the weekend, with highs of 30°C today and tomorrow.
Things look a lot sunnier in Perthresidents expecting clear sunny skies today and into the weekend.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 30°C on Friday and 32°C on Saturday.
Adelaide The weather will be mostly clear over the next few days with a slight chance of showers today and tomorrow.
Friday is expected to peak f 26C, dropping slightly to 24C on Saturday.
Hobart is in wet weather today, with a high of 26C on Friday and 25C tomorrow.
The city could see a shower or two on Saturday afternoon and into the evening.
Canberra will be mostly cloudy today with a slight chance of rain throughout the day, with temperatures peaking at 27°C and 26°C on Friday and Saturday.
Heavy rain is expected to hit the area tomorrow, with a possible thunderstorm bringing damaging winds.
There is a chance of showers in the afternoon for Darwinbut for most of the day it will be partly cloudy with highs of 33C on Friday and 34C tomorrow.
The city could see a thunderstorm arrive in the late morning, with possibly damaging winds in the afternoon and evening.