Large parts of Australia are set to be hit by another round of unseasonably erratic weather, weeks after summer’s start.
Storms are expected to hammer most of NSW with damaging winds peaking at 125km/h in parts of the state.
Central regions will be most heavily impacted by the gusts which are expected to blow through Nowra, Mudgee, Bathurst and Cooma at more than 100km/h.
Sydneysiders were given a sunny start to the week with temperatures in the city reaching 28C before 9am on Monday, but heavy storms hit the city’s CBD just hours later.
Temperature’s in the capital city will get progressively cooler throughout the week with a low of 20C and cloudy expected for the weekend.
Coogee beach in Sydney as temperatures across the city started the week in the high 20s, before heavy storms fell over the city. Picture: NewsWire / Monique Harmer
In Victoria, the state is being hit with another chilly spell after a weekend where the mercury reached 30C.
Monday brought a morning temperature of just 13C with the week’s forecast not expected to reach 20C until Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria, said the weekend marked the state’s last sunny spell for a “while”.
â›ˆï¸ Monday 12/12 Thunderstorm Forecast â›ˆï¸
Storms are possible for much of Qld on Monday. Severe storms may bring damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain for parts of central, southern and southeast inland Qld. Warnings will be issued here if required: https://t.co/EYFBD3MTQzpic.twitter.com/jOa0rUbBSQ
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) December 11, 2022
“We will see a sequence of Winter-type cold fronts crossing the State this week,” the BOM said.
“Snowfalls developing above 1400m Monday, lowering to 1000m late Tuesday & only lifting to 1200m Wednesday.”
Queensland is not immune to the dramatic weather patterns, with a series of storms expected to drench the state over the coming days.
“Severe storms may bring damaging winds, large hail and heavy rain for parts of central, southern and southeast inland Queensland,” the BOM said.
Rain swept across Melbourne and parts of Victoria on Monday morning. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Crosling
However, tops of up to 32C are expected until Wednesday in parts of Queensland with Brisbane remaining above 25C throughout the week.
Western Australia’s heatwave is expected to continue with temperatures in Perth not dipping below 28C throughout the week.
Adelaide however has finally reached a break in its warm trend, with the mercury not expected to rise above 20C before the weekend.
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