If you enjoy sunshine on Friday, taste it, as it probably won’t last much of the country, thanks to storms and a change of calm.
Heavy rain may have finally left much of Australia, but storms won’t budge with a weekend of thunderstorms potentially in store over a large area of the country’s east.
With the weekend continuing, the cold may also increase. But not on the west coast where it will rain, it will not rain.
Dangerous thunderstorms lashed Melbourne and Hobart on Thursday and some rain fell in Sydney on Friday. The interior of New South Wales also resonated with thunder.
It was a wonderful day for some parts of the east coast with a break from rain and warm temperatures. But not so much for the weekend.
“Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts especially for the New South Wales coast,” said sky news weather Meteorologist Alison Osborne.
A cold front is moving towards the Tasman Sea, followed by some rain. Instability is heading towards Queensland.
“The heaviest falls on Saturday are likely to be around the NSW central north coast,” said Ms Osborne.
“As instability pushes north, that would mean a higher probability of severe storm activity, particularly through the border areas between NSW and Queensland.
“Storms are still expected to be hit or miss and not likely to contribute to further river flooding, but that may change as we move into the next week.”
Several flood warnings still exist in Queensland, including a major flood warning for the Condamine and Balone rivers. Major flood warnings in NSW cover the Namoi, Macquarie and Lachlan rivers.
“Sunday morning, wet Season continues around the central north and north coast of NSW and this change will be pushed into southeast Queensland”, said Ms Osborne.
“Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast are expecting more La Nias like wet weather.”
Brisbane is forecast to peak at 31C on Saturday and 27C on Sunday. There is a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon.
Thunder can also be heard in the Gold Coast. Nights should be reduced to around 20C.
Townsville remains dry this weekend with a maximum temperature of 32 degrees Celsius.
Wet and windy for North NSW
A Gray Weekend in Sydney Although there could be some sunshine here and there on Saturday. Some scattered rain and possible thunderstorms can be expected to the west of the city. Sunday will be cloudy and calm. High 23C over the weekend and 17C at dawn.
Things may get more hectic further north in the state. Coughs Harbor can see potential storms of up to 10 mm on Saturday morning and afternoon, and then up to 30 mm on Sunday.
Some showers but nothing heavy in Canberra on Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible with a maximum temperature of 25C in the afternoon and an overnight minimum of 13C. By Sunday the cold change should reach a maximum of 18°C and a minimum of 9°C.
Drought in Melbourne this weekend with high darting around the 20C mark and lows of 10C. It may be sunny for some time.
Saturday morning showers for Hobart but will otherwise be a dry and partly cloudy day. A cooler reaches 15C on Saturday and then 20C on Sunday. Overnight it fell to 7C.
There will be no rain in Adelaide with a happy weekend of 23C on Saturday and 26C on Sunday. The minimum temperature will be around 10-12C.
With a part of sunny, bright and warm 33C days in Perth. It may also reach 36C by early next week. Don’t expect it to fall below 15C at night.
Stormy with a shower or two in the top end with Darwin hitting the top of 35C.