Australia set to sizzle as summer arrives early this week

Australia is in for a hot week with most capital cities forecast for temperatures stretching into the mid 30s before or on the weekend.

Weatherzone meteorologist Craig McIntosh told Yahoo News Australia north-westerly winds will bring heat from the western interior later this week.

“Adelaide could go over 30 on Tuesday before peaking on Thursday,” Mr McIntosh said.

“These north-westerlies will be dragging the heat before a south-westerly change. When the winds hit, it’ll be quite windy on the hottest days in each city.”

Charlee Hampton, 4, cools off in the Victoria Square fountain in Adelaide. Source: AAP

Adelaide forecast to reach 36

Adelaide is forecast to reach 29 on Tuesday but the mercury will climb to 36 on Thursday. Winds will also reach up to 22km/h.

Luckily, a cold front bringing southwesterly winds will cool the South Australian capital by Friday with the maximum temperature dropping down to 19.

Mr McIntosh said the hot winds will “affect Adelaide more than Melbourne” though.

Melbourne also hot on Thursday

Tuesday won’t be as hot for Melbourne residents as their Adelaide counterparts because the winds won’t have arrived yet.

Expect 20 on Tuesday before it reaches 28 on Wednesday and 33 on Thursday with winds of up to 21km/h.

Friday should see the city cool to 25 with some showers before cold, wet and windy on Saturday at hust 16 degrees.

Sydney to sizzle on Friday

Sydneysiders can expect their hottest day on Friday as it hits 33 degrees in the city and 37 in the west.

Expect a windy day in the city on Friday with winds of up to 25km/h.

It is forecast for 26 and 27 on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Brisbane and Perth top temperatures for Saturday

In the sunshine state, Brisbane won’t reach its peak temperature until Saturday with a top of 33. West of the city, at Ipswich, it will be hotter with 37 forecast.

Wednesday through to Friday will see temperatures in the high 20s.

Perth won’t also be spared the heat either with 33 forecast for Saturday and 32 on Sunday.

Mr McIntosh added the weather “isn’t unusual” for this time of year.

Temperatures throughout Australia will rise as the week goes on. Source: Windy.com

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