Summer may have ended a month ago but the weather has finally caught up, with rain and dreary conditions forecast across Australia’s southeast into next week.
NSW and Victoria are set to be hit by days of rain, with the possibility of thunderstorms in some parts of the country.
The damp conditions are being brought about by cold air moving through the atmosphere above Victoria, something that “enhances wet weather”, according to Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe.
The wet conditions are coming from cold air moving through the upper levels of the atmosphere above Victoria.The wet weather will move up from Victoria on Tuesday.
“That will help to aid that wet weather and aid shower and thunderstorm development throughout the week,” he says.
“From Sydney that’s really from late Thursday onward that we’re going to see the bulk of the wet weather.”
The Bureau of Meteorology forecasts rain across the Sydney region until next Monday, with the worst of the showers to hit at the end of the week with up to 8mm falling on Friday and Saturday.
There are also chances of thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday in the city.
The BOM has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Riverina, South West Slopes and Central West Slopes on Tuesday.
NSW is set to cop the worst of the weather with Sydney to be pelted with showers and inland areas to be affected by thunderstorms.
“Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours,” the BOM said.
“Locations which may be affected include Young, Cootamundra and Gundagai.”
The rain has already begun in Victoria, where the upper level system is originating from, with Melbourne to see 10mm of rainfall on Tuesday.
The clouds will stick around with a medium chance of showers through to the weekend.
There will be no reprieve from the wet conditions before another system moves in, bringing even more rain with it.
“Further ahead there are signs of another upper level system moving into southeast Australia and that will again aid wet weather,” Mr Sharpe said.
“That next system is moving in Sunday and into the start of next week across southeast Australia”
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