Hot and dry are the words most likely to wrap up most of Australia’s introduction through 2022, with limited rainfall expected across the country.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jonathan How said Queensland and the Northern Territory will experience rainfall, but nothing more than 20mm is expected.
In Queensland, conditions will be dry for most of the state, with only the southeast likely to see rain.
“There will be showers in South East Queensland tomorrow, the risk of a thunderstorm mainly for the interior parts of the South East, but we don’t expect much precipitation,” Mr How said.
“In Brisbane it could be between 2-8mm.”
Mr How said temperatures would remain cooler for the southeast, but the rest of the state can expect a hot day with the potential for thunderstorms and showers in far west Queensland.
In New South WalesShowers and thunderstorms in the northeast near the Queensland border are likely, and these thunderstorms could extend along the east coast towards Sydney and ACT.
“We’re not really expecting much,” How said.
“It will be dry for central and western New South Wales [on Saturday], and getting hotter inland. ”
The story is similar for Victoria, with the forecast looking “dry statewide and very hot.”
Mr How said late in the afternoon that a cool change is expected to impact areas in the south, and that there could be risks of high altitude thunderstorms affecting areas of Gippsland, but he said there wouldn’t be much rainfall there – although there was a risk of dry lightning.
“[Victoria] won’t see any relief from the heat until Sunday or Monday, ”Mr. How said.
Thunderstorms will develop tomorrow for South australia in the west and interior of the state, including the Eyre Peninsula and Kangaroo Island.
“Not too much for the southeast of the state, but a few thunderstorms – I don’t expect too much precipitation again, but could see gusts, it will be pretty hit and miss for the most part,” How said .
In Western Australia the story will be much the same.
“It will be dry in the south for [Saturday], just a few isolated thunderstorms inland and inland, but the bulk of the activity will be across the Kimberley, but not expect too much precipitation, ”said How.
the North territory could see showers and thunderstorms however.
“In the NT, we are looking at showers and thunderstorms for the summit, but the heaviest falls will be in the north, but not expecting too much,” How said.
“We haven’t really seen much in the last couple of days, but under thunderstorms you could get around 10-20mm or so.
“In the central and interior parts of the NT to the south it appears dry and just the possibility of a high thunderstorm in the south but not much rain.”
A low off the coast of Queensland that had the potential to turn into a cyclone is not expected to do so, and Mr How has said it will stay out of land and have minimal impact on them. coastal towns of Queensland.
“The main impacts will only be a few showers for the coastal strip, particularly south of around Mackay, but we will see gale force sea winds as well as dangerous surf conditions with a strong easterly swell,” Mr How said.
“For the most part, it primarily affects those who use the beach.”
Mr How said the low will bring showers to the southeast as the low moves south, but most of the showers will be “fairly light” and will not impact west of Toowoomba.
“We will see the low moving quite slowly and stay off the Brisbane coast for several days, it is really only early next week that we start to see this low moving towards the northeast coast. of New South Wales or weaken off., “he said.
“We’re just keeping an eye on how it’s going to play out, but in the scenario where it heads to the coast, we might see showers and increasing rainy activity for the northern rivers and the north coast, that’s more likely it will be Tuesday / Wednesday next week.
“We are just urging residents to keep an eye on the forecast, the low is going to be very slow, so it can be a bit difficult to predict exactly where it is going to drift.”
Hot, hot, hot for Queensland
Queensland will warm up next week, with heatwave conditions in parts of the center and north.
Mr How said severe to locally extreme heatwave conditions are likely, with Rockhampton reaching 40 degrees and Cairns and the northeast seeing continuous 30-degree days.
He said Birdsville will be the hottest city next week, with 45 degrees expected Sunday and Monday.
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