Sydney, Brisbane weather: Forecast for nasty storms, rain; hot in Darwin, Perth

“Wild” and “intense” weather is due over the east in the coming days as a change sweeps through. But in the west, it’ll hit almost 40C.

Swathes of the east coast could be hit by “particularly nasty” storms in the coming days, with heavy dumpings of rain also in store.

Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra could all be hit by the inclement conditions with downpours for Melbourne as well.

“We could see totals up to 200 millimetres with this event, most likely for the south coast of New South Wales but a possibility for Eastern Victoria up to Sydney with some pretty significant falls of the inland areas as well,” said Sky News Weather meteorologist Rob Sharpe.

‘Those storms will be popping up left, right and centre”.

Meanwhile a heatwave is lingering in the northwest weeks before the monsoon is due to kick in. And Perth could see blistering weather hitting 38C later in the week.

Inland areas of the east have seen rumbles of thunder already this week.

A cool change barrelled through Victoria and Tasmania on Tuesday. Storms are possibly in eastern Victoria and heading into southern NSW.

Melbourne will see some showers on Wednesday and Thursday before they clear for the weekend. Maximums will be in the high teens, lows just sneaking above 10C, but temperatures are on the up. Sunday could see 28C with Monday cracking 32C.

Much wetter in the east where Bairnsdale is forecast to see 15mm on Wednesday and then up to 30mm on a sodden Thursday. The rain might not fully clear until Sunday.

Partly cloudy for Hobart with highs in the mid-teens and lows around 10C but little to no rain. Sunday will peak at 21C.

The centre of the drama will be in NSW, however, where storms have been regularly bubbling up – including in Sydney on Tuesday afternoon.

A cool changed headed up the east coast on Tuesday evening which should bring temperatures down into Wednesday.

“We’ve got stormy weather over the inland and it’s looking particularly nasty in the centre of NSW and up in the southeastern parts of Queensland as well through Wednesday with some powerful thunderstorms in those regions and the moisture really building up into Wednesday night,” said Mr Sharpe.

Inland and coastal areas of NSW could see an “intense weather system” that is likely to be a deep coastal trough or a low pressure systems on Thursday and into Friday.

The heaviest falls could be on the NSW south coast. Bega is looking at up to 20mm on Wednesday and then 40 to 80mm on Thursday and potentially another 40mm on Friday.

Rainy in Sydney, on and off, until the weekend.

As much as 15mm could fall on Wednesday and then 8 to 25mm on Thursday. Temperatures will fall from 27C on Tuesday and then remain relatively stable with lows of 16C and highs of 23C.

Canberra, just like Sydney, rain will be the defining feature with between 30 and 70mm falling by Friday. Temperatures will fall from a mid-twenties high today down to the high teens for the rest of the week with lows around 10C.

The coming few days could be stormy in Brisbane. Up to 10m falling in Wednesday and then further showers to round off the week. Toasty in the Sunshine State reaching 32C on Thursday and not getting much below 30C on the weekend. Dawn lows will still be above 20C.

While the state’s south east could see storms this week, further north it should remain dry with maximums in the mid thirties.

Hotter in Darwin with the mercury peaking at 34C on Wednesday. Possible storms every day.

Even hotter still in Perth where 38C could bit hit on a scorching Wednesday. Thankfully temperatures will the start to fall to 34C on Thursday and the mid-twenties by Friday and on Saturday. Expect a summery minimum of 24C on Wednesday morning.

Mild and dry in Adelaide with a high of 20C on Wednesday creeping up to 25C on Friday but then a scorching 36C on Sunday. Lows will be around 10C but will rise as the week continues.

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