After a chilly start to the week Australians living on the east coast are in for a toasty weekend due to a large warm air mass.
The air mass started off in Western Australia which saw some record-breaking temperatures to begin the week.
The same warm air mass gave West Roebuck, in Western Australia’s Kimberley, a toasty 41.2 degrees on Sunday, which according to Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino is the highest August and winter temperature recorded in Australia.
Sydney weather forecast
It might be time to put the heater away because Sydney could have maximum temperatures 10 degrees above the August average this weekend.
Sydney’s August average is 17.8C, according to Weatherzone meteorologist Sam Brown.
On Sunday, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts it could reach as high as 25.
Narooma, Ulladulla and other areas along the state’s south coast will heat up too and could reach tops of about 23.
Expect similar conditions on the north coast too.
No rain is forecast but there could be some cloudy days.
Friday: 11-18 degrees, sunny
Saturday: 8-21, sunny
Sunday: 11-25, sunny
Canberra weather forecast
Canberra will warm up but Saturday could have a low of -1 with morning frost.
Sunday is forecast to be a bit warmer with the low rising to 3 with partly cloudy conditions.
Friday: 2-14, sunny
Saturday: -1-18, sunny, morning frost
Sunday: 3-18, sunny
Melbourne weather forecast
Melbourne residents could be excused for saying they are sick of the rain.
The city recorded its wettest August day in almost two decades and in the 24 hours from 9am Saturday received 25.6mm.
The good news is - the showers will ease on Friday. The bad news: there could be more on Sunday.
Central and eastern Victoria could reach about 7 above average maximum temperatures too.
Friday: 7-17, mostly sunny
Saturday: 8-19, sunny
Sunday: 10-19, shower or two 0-2mm
Brisbane weather forecast
Brisbane will slightly cool going into the weekend with top temperatures dropping by about 3.
While Friday will be sunny, expect the weekend to be slightly cloudy.
Far North Queensland is in for some showers with Innisfail and Cairns experiencing rain from Friday through to the start of next week.
Residents can expect as much as possibly 8mm on each day.
Friday: 9-25, mostly sunny
Saturday: 11-22, partly cloudy
Sunday: 11-22, partly cloudy
Adelaide weather forecast
Adelaide could have a possible shower on Saturday but it will only be about 1mm of rain at the most.
Maximum temperatures from Friday to Saturday will jump by about 6 before dropping by the same amount on Sunday.
Friday could also bring some morning fog.
Friday: 7-17, partly cloudy
Saturday: 11-23, sunny
Sunday: 11-17, possible shower, 0-1mm
Tasmania weather forecast
Hobart and Launceston will slightly warm but also experience light showers.
Launceston residents can expect a shower or two and up to 3mm on Sunday with a top of 17 and low of 7.
Similar temperatures are forecast on Friday and Saturday albeit with slightly lower minimum temperatures of 3 and 5 respectively. Partly cloudy conditions are forecast for these days too.
In Hobart, there are possible showers Friday and Sunday with an overcast Saturday wedged in between.
Friday could also bring early morning hail.
Friday: 6-15, possible shower 0-0.4mm
Saturday: 8-18, partly cloudy
Sunday: 8-19, shower or two 0-1mm
Perth weather forecast
Residents in Perth will experience a similar fluctuation in temperatures to those living in Adelaide.
While Friday brings a top of 24, Saturday will reach a max of 18 before it slightly warms to a possible high of 21 on Sunday.
Further north and Karratha and surrounding areas will experience sunny conditions from the mid to high 30s across the weekend.
Friday: 13-24, shower or two developing 1-2mm
Saturday: 10-18, partly cloudy
Sunday: 8-21, mostly sunny
Darwin weather forecast
Darwin residents can expect tops in the mid 30s and lows in the low 20s.
Alice Springs will be slightly cooler with maximum temperatures in the high 20s.
Many parts of the Northern Territory have been issued an alert for catastrophic fire danger from Friday.
That warning covers Darwin and Adelaide rivers.
Friday: 21-35, sunny
Saturday: 22-33, sunny
Sunday: 22-35, sunny
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