A heat wave sweeping parts of the southern interior will continue today, possibly generating thunderstorms over the weekend.
Around NSW yesterday, temperatures soared to 9 ° C above average in some parts with severe thunderstorms hitting the state at night.
Similar conditions are expected today for the inland areas of New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.
A low with associated depressions will generate showers and thunderstorms in parts of South Australia, New South Wales and eastern WA.
Onshore winds will direct coastal rains in central and northern Queensland.
A halt will keep the skies mostly clear over Victoria, Tasmania, and southwestern WA.
Here’s your state-by-state forecast for Saturday, November 21, 2020:
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the northwest and south of the Darling Downs and Granite Belt District.
A mild to medium chance of rain on the east coast north of Rockhampton, increasing to a high or very high probability on the north tropical coast.
Mostly sunny elsewhere with above-average temperatures in the southwest and southern interior. Highs of 31 ° C in Rockhampton and 29 ° C in Brisbane.
Light to moderate winds from the east to the northeast, which tend to be cool at times over the northern, central and western districts.
Fire hazard: Very high on the Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Darling Downs and Granite Belt.
New South Wales and the ACT
The possibility of an afternoon shower or storm in the western mountain ranges, slopes, and plains. Dry and partly cloudy along the coast.
Hot with daytime temperatures well above average in many parts of the state, particularly in the interior districts, but trending only slightly above average along the coast.
Highs of 41C in Cobar, 39C in Dubbo and cooler on the coast with highs of 24C in Sydney and 22C in Wollongong.
Northeast to southeast along the coast, with winds from northeast to northwest inland.
Fog or low clouds early in the morning in the south, then a dry day, mild to warm and partly cloudy, tending to hot in the extreme north.
Highs of 35 ° C predicted in Bendigo, 29 ° C in Ballarat and 26 ° C in Melbourne.
Light and variable winds inland with a slight to moderate trend from the east in the south and cooling near the coast during the afternoon.
Fire hazard: moderate to high.
Clear and partly cloudy. Highs of 25 ° C in Queenstown and Launceston, a high of 21 ° C in Hobart.
Winds from the northeast to the southeast, cooling in the east and northwest during the afternoon.
Slight to medium chance of rains with isolated storms over Pastoral and Flinders districts. Low probability of rain also near the south and west coasts.
Hot to very hot with highs of 41 ° C in Oodnadatta and Coober Pedy and not much cooler near the coast, with highs of 37 ° C in Adelaide.
Mild to moderate winds from southeast to northeast turn moderate to cool from northeast to northwest during the day and then turn southeast to southwest in the south during the afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms over Kimberley, Pilbara, Interior, extreme northeast Gascoyne, and Eucla.
Chance of thunderstorms in the eastern edge of Goldfields early in the morning. Possible showers near the south coast.
Highs of 26 ° C in Perth and 40 ° C in Newman.
A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms in the western districts and in the Arnhem, eastern Carpentaria and southwest Simpson districts.
Mostly sunny elsewhere. Very hot south of Top End, except in the Lasseter district.
Light to moderate winds from east to northeast, cool and sometimes gusty over the southeast of the Simpson district during the morning, with a northeast to northwest trend in the Daly district.
Fire hazard: stop in Gregory, Carpentaria, Simpson and the southern Barkly district.
– Reported with Weatherzone and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology