For a week it rained Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart
Intense rain bomb smashes Australia’s east coast and will continue for the rest of the week: this is what the weather looks like in your city
- Rain is forecast for Sydney all week
- Severe weather will bring record rainfall to WA
- Storms expected in central western NSW
- Storms dissipate in Darwin this week
Two intense storm systems will bring heavy rain to western and southeastern Australia this week seven consecutive days of rain in one city.
Thunderstorms hit southern Western Australia over the weekend with nearly half a million lightning strikes within a 200km radius of Perth.
The wet weather system has since swept across South Australia and is now settling in over NSW and Victoria, where showers and possible storms begin a wet week.
Sydneysiders will wake up to showers on Monday morning with a chance of a thunderstorm later in the day.
A maximum of 27C ensures a humid start to the week.
A severe weather system hit large parts of NSW and Victoria on Monday (pictured, rain over NSW’s Central Coast on Monday morning)
Sydney (above) is expected to see rain over the next seven days in addition to high temperatures and humidity
Drizzle and high temperatures are likely to continue over the capital for the next seven days.
The weather is also turning gloomy in Canberra with showers through Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Severe Storm Warning for central western NSW on Monday morning, with the regions around Orange and Bathurst expected to endure heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Heading into Monday evening, a rain band is expected to extend as far south as Melbourne and north to Brisbane, with some regions likely to be hit by more than 50mm of rain.
Rain is predicted to hang over Melbourne for the next six days before the skies partially clear on Sunday.
Residents of Sydney (above) awoke Monday morning to showers with a chance of thunder later in the day
Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Darwin and Hobart will all get wet weather on Monday (pictured, pedestrians in the rain)
The remnants of the system will bring showers to Hobart with temperatures below 20C through the end of the week.
Brisbane starts the week slightly sunnier with partly cloudy weather on Tuesday and Wednesday before a possible storm hits on Thursday, followed by showers through the end of the week.
Severe weather is expected to move north during the week, bringing light to heavy showers to Central Queensland from Friday.
Things are expected to take a turn for the worse from there for the sunny state with a second severe weather system in WA expected to move east and form a significant east coast rain event early next week.
Many parts of Western Australia saw the heaviest rainfall in six months this week.
Regions in the firing line included many parts of the Wheatbelt, the Goldfields, and to the north in Newman.
The rural town of Newman will experience storms on Monday before turning to showers again for the rest of the week with 20mm to 25mm expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, breaking March’s average rainfall of 35mm.
A severe weather system in WA moved east overnight to bring heavy rain to southeastern Australia on Monday (pictured, rain radar images on Monday morning)
Rain is predicted to hover over Melbourne for the next six days before the skies partially clear on Sunday
Fortunately, the wet weather is staying away from Perth with sunshine forecasts through Thursday before partial cloud cover moves over the capital on Friday.
South Australia will take over part of the two systems on Monday and Tuesday with showers forecast in the center of the state.
Adelaide is expected to see some rain with showers forecast for Monday and a possible shower with 1mm of rain on Tuesday.
The weather is finally looking good in Darwin this week with mostly sunny weather from Tuesday to Friday before more storms arrive on Saturday.
FOUR-DAY FORECAST FOR MAJOR CITIES
Monday Mostly sunny. Maximum 26
Tuesday Sunny. Minimum 14 Maximum 27
Wednesday Sunny. Minimum 15 Maximum 28
Thursday sunny. Minimum 15 Maximum 29
Monday Shower or two. Maximum 23
Tuesday Possible shower. Minimum 14 Maximum 23
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Minimum 13 Maximum 21
Thursday Partly cloudy. Minimum 12 Maximum 21
Monday Occasional rain Max 19
Tuesday Shower or two. Minimum 16 Maximum 23
Wednesday Shower or two. Minimum 14 Maximum 20
Thursday Shower or two. Minimum 12 Maximum 20
Monday Possible late shower.
Tuesday showers. Minimum 12 Maximum 17
Wednesday showers. Minimum 12 Maximum 20
Thursday Possible shower. Minimum 11 Maximum 20
Monday Showers. Maximum 23
Tuesday showers. Minimum 13 Maximum 23
Wednesday showers. Minimum 13 Maximum 22
Thursday Mostly sunny. Minimum 8 Maximum 20
Monday Shower or two. Maximum 27
Tuesday The showers are increasing. Minimum 20 Maximum 29
Wednesday showers. Minimum 19 Maximum 27
Thursday Shower or two. Minimum 16 Maximum 25
Monday Partly cloudy. Maximum 31
Tuesday Mostly sunny. Minimum 21 Maximum 33
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Minimum 22 Maximum 32
Thursday showers. Possible thunderstorm. Minimum 23 Maximum 31
Monday Possible early storm. showers. Maximum 33
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Minimum 24 Maximum 33
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Minimum 24 Maximum 34
Thursday Mostly sunny. Minimum 24 Maximum 34
Source: Bureau of Meteorology