Sydney is set to slightly cool down after a toasty start to spring while Adelaide will warm up ahead of a hot week.
Parts of Sydney were hit by a warm air mass which began travelling across from Western Australia last week.
On Thursday, temperatures around the city hit 30 degrees with the temperature at the city’s airport hitting about 31 at 2.15pm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Albion Park in the Illawarra region also reached about 31 just after 3pm.
For those happy with the heat though – it won’t be sticking around for long.
Melbourne and Adelaide are also set to warm up with temperatures passing tops in the low-20s.
Sydney weather forecast
It’s unlikely Sydney will experience another 30-degree day over the weekend with Friday projected for a top of 23 and similar conditions across the weekend.
Similar temperature drops of about seven degrees are forecast across the coast, with maximum temperatures set to sit in the low 20s.
Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domeninso said Sydney hit 30.2 at 1.13pm which was “the city's earliest 30-degree day in 25 years and its third earliest day this warm on record”.
“The others were 31.3 on August 26, 1995 and 30.4 on August 24, 1954,” he tweeted.
Friday: 14-24 degrees, shower or two 0-2mm
Saturday: 10-22, sunny
Sunday: 9-21, partly cloudy
Canberra weather forecast
Expect a cloudy start in Canberra for the first weekend of spring with Sunday forecast for a low of just 1.
Friday: 5-17, partly cloudy
Saturday: 2-17, mostly sunny
Sunday: 1-18, mostly sunny
Melbourne weather forecast
Melbourne residents experienced a windy Thursday with gusts around the city reaching up to 80km/h.
In the Gippsland region, some areas had wind travelling up to 100km/h.
The good news is the wind is expected to die down as Melbourne starts next week with temperatures topping past 20.
It’s the same for cities in the Gippsland region too which from Sunday onwards will heat up.
Friday: 8-17, partly cloudy
Saturday: 9-17, shower or two 0-1mm
Sunday: 8-21, mostly sunny
Adelaide weather forecast
Like Melbourne, Adelaide’s top temperature will rise from Sunday as it rises from 18 on Saturday to 24.
Friday and Saturday will bring some light showers but nothing more than 1mm of rain is forecast.
Friday: 10-17, shower or two, 0-1mm
Saturday: 11-18, possible shower, 0-1mm
Sunday: 11-24, sunny
Brisbane weather forecast
Brisbane is in for highs in the mid-20s with some rain due to start next week.
Similar conditions are forecast throughout the southeast up to the Sunshine Coast.
Friday: 13-24, mostly sunny
Saturday: 13-25, mostly sunny
Sunday: 14-24, shower or two 1-4mm
Tasmania weather forecast
Hobart, like other parts of the country, will begin to warm up from the start of next week.
Some light showers are also forecast to end the week.
#Spring🌱 has arrived! Wednesday could be the warmest day since April for large parts of eastern and central Australia, from #Mildura to #RabbitFlat, ahead of an approaching cold front. How warm will it get at your place? Find out at https://t.co/6W3P1HlZiA pic.twitter.com/pq2UdBafMl— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) August 31, 2020
The city’s northern neighbours in Launceston won’t exactly get the same toasty conditions to start the first full week of September with the temperatures topping about 15 to 18.
Rain is also forecast in Launceston with 2-6mm Friday and 0-2 Saturday. No rain is due for Sunday though.
Friday: 7-15, shower or two 0-1mm
Saturday: 7-15, possible shower 0-1mm
Sunday: 5-18, mostly sunny
Perth weather forecast
Perth is in for a mostly clear end to the week but residents will need the umbrella for Sunday with up to 15mm of rain forecast.
Temperatures should reach a maximum of about 21 to 22 degrees.
Friday: 12-21, possible shower 0.2mm
Saturday: 9-22, possibly cloudy
Sunday: 15-21, showers 8-15mm
Darwin weather forecast
Temperatures in Darwin are forecast to reach the mid-30s.
Alice Springs will be slightly cooler on Friday and Saturday with tops of 31 and 29 respectively.
Expect mostly sunny conditions.
Friday: 23-35, sunny
Saturday: 23-35, sunny
Sunday: 23-35, sunny
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