Australia is set to be hit with a range of dramatic weather conditions this weekend after an unseasonably hot spell in most capital cities. Sydney’s heatwave appears to have well and truly come to an end after a record breaking last weekend with Saturday and Sunday expected to hit just 22C and 23C.
Elsewhere in NSW, election voters may have to brave the chance of rain to cast their ballot, with the north of the state expected to be in the high 20s across the weekend. “Those showers and stormy conditions will continue into Saturday and start to contract into the northeast of NSW on Sunday,” the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Adelaide should expect a sunny Saturday a high 25C and clear skies.Sunday may bring a series of showers to the city along with a high of 24C.The Bureau issued a severe heatwave warning for most north west parts of the state with some towns’ mercury hovering in the mid 30s.
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Coober Pedy will reach a high of 40C on Sunday before dropping down to a maximum of 30C by the start of the week.
Oppositely, Melbourne’s weekend weather will hit a chilled maximum of just 21C on Saturday and 23C on Sunday with clouds conditions expected across the weekend.
Other parts of Victoria will face scattering of rain through coming days, according to Sky News Weather.
“Particularly in eastern Victoria and southern and central NSW where we’ve seen a smattering of showers and thunder storms with some places gauges as high as 70mm,” the channel said.
Brisbane weather will provide warm conditions with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a 50 per cent chance of rain.
Showers should be expected across Saturday and Sunday with highs of 29C and 31C expected for both days respectively.
It comes after a record-breaking heatwave spread itself across the country last weekend.
The high temperatures were caused by a low intensity heatwave spreading across the region that also includes some parts of southeast Queensland.
Sydney also set a new weather record after temperatures soared above 30C for four consecutive days in March – the first time such an event has occurred in 165 years.