Heatwave to hit huge swathes of Australia TODAY as temperatures reach 38C in Sydney and the scorching sun will last all weekend before storms hit – so how hot is it in your town?
- Heatwave will sweep though inland NSW and parts of SA and Queensland Friday
- Perth, Brisbane and Sydney will all see excellent beach weather this weekend
- Melbourne will escape much of the blistering heat with mild temperatures
An intense heatwave will sweep across huge areas of Australia on Friday and will only get hotter over the weekend before storms sweep across the country on Monday.
There will also be a ‘severe heatwave’ in Cape York Peninsula, the Northern Territory, and inland NSW.
There will be a heatwave throughout New South Wales and in southwest Queensland and northern South Australia on Friday and Saturday (pictured)
Sydneysiders (pictured on November 16 at Bondi) and Perth residents will have ideal beach weather this weekend
The heatwave is set to continue through the weekend to Monday – providing great beach weather for those near the coast – but temperatures will ease by mid next week.
Monday will see storms sweeping Victoria and New South Wales, with thundery showers and temperatures as low as 13C.
South Australia has already experienced soaring temperatures on Thursday with some Adelaide suburbs hitting 42.2C while the mercury was 5C to 10C above average for the large parts of the state.
The maximum temperature in the state on Friday will be 37C – though Adelaide will escape the worst of the heat with the maximum not quite breaking the 30C mark.
Parts of Victoria had the warmest day since January, reaching 35C, and signalling the southern state is heading into a warm summer.
Melbourne itself will escape the heatwave over the weekend with temperature in the mid 20s and possible showers.
In New South Wales, much of the western part of the state will sizzle with temperatures of more than 40C on Friday.
The east coast will swelter through temperatures in the mid to high 30s, while in Sydney there will be a maximum of 30C on Friday and slightly cooler on Saturday and Sunday.
Penrith will see a scorcher, with temperatures hitting 38C on Friday – though a possible late shower could provide some relief.
As temperatures warm up heading into summer and COVID-19 restrictions are eased people are flocking to Sydney beaches (pictured, Bondi on November 16)
Melbourne enjoyed a max of 34 degrees on Thursday as temperatures soar across the region
Brisbane will sweat through the weekend with temperatures hitting 30C consistently and climbing to 32C on Tuesday.
The northern part of Queensland will be even warmer with temperatures of more than 30C in Cairns for the next week.
But the real heat will be in the west with Longreach baking at temperatures of more than 40C for the next week.
The northern Territory and northern parts of Western Australia will also see 40C temperatures – though Darwin will be slightly cooler in the mid 30s through the weekend.
Perth will enjoy comfortable summer temperatures this weekend with the mercury hovering around 25C before warming up later in the week.
Sydneysiders can expect a hot Friday with a maximum of 30, before the mercury dips over the weekend to highs of 24 and 25 degrees (pictured is Coogee Beach on November 15)
FIVE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Friday: Min 17. Max 30. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 18. Max 24. Partly cloudy.
Sunday: Min 17. Max 25. Possible shower.
Monday: Min 18. Max 29. Shower or two.
Tuesday: Min 18. Max 23. Shower or two.
Friday: Min 18. Max 22. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 13. Max 25. Partly cloudy.
Sunday: Min 17. Max 26. Showers developing.
Monday: Min 17. Max 23. Showers.
Tuesday: Min 13. Max 20. Possible morning shower.
Friday: Min 13. Max 28. Cloud clearing.
Saturday: Min 16. Max 33. Partly cloudy.
Sunday: Min 21. Max 31. Shower or two.
Monday: Min 15. Max 23. Partly cloudy.
Tuesday: Min 13. Max 25. Mostly sunny.
Friday: Min 14. Max 32. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 13. Max 29. Mostly sunny.
Sunday: Min 14. Max 29. Shower or two.
Monday: Min 16. Max 25. Showers.
Tuesday: Min 12. Max 26. Possible shower.
Friday: Min 19. Max 29. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 20. Max 30. Sunny.
Sunday: Min 20. Max 30. Mostly sunny.
Monday: Min 19. Max 31. Sunny.
Tuesday: Min 20. Max 32. Possible shower or storm.
Friday: Min 14. Max 26. Mostly sunny.
Saturday: Min 14. Max 27. Mostly sunny.
Sunday: Min 14. Max 28. Sunny.
Monday: Min 16. Max 32. Sunny.
Tuesday: Min 18. Max 33. Sunny.
Friday: Min 14. Max 20. Possible light shower.
Saturday: Min 9. Max 20. Becoming cloudy.
Sunday: Min 13. Max 21. Shower or two.
Monday: Min 14. Max 20. Shower or two.
Tuesday: Min 12. Max 21. Partly cloudy.
Friday: Min 26. Max 35. Possible shower or storm.
Saturday: Min 26. Max 35. Shower or two. Possible storm.
Sunday: Min 26. Max 35. Shower or two. Possible storm.
Monday: Min 26. Max 35. Shower or two. Possible storm.
Tuesday: Min 27. Max 34. Shower or two. Possible storm.
SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology