The heat wave will kick off in South Australia with Adelaide hitting 40 degrees today, forcing some external COVID-19 testing centers to close as police warn people not to congregate in crowds on beaches. .
The hot air will move to New South Wales, where western Sydney will hit 31 degrees today before hitting 40 on the weekend.
Broken Hill in western New South Wales could see a record 44 degrees tomorrow.
Southern Queensland and inland areas will not escape the heat: Birdsville could top sweltering 45 degrees today, while the southeastern suburbs could see several days reaching 40 degrees.
The valleys are causing rain and storms in northern Western Australia, western Top End and parts of Queensland, and are directing intense heat southward into southern Australia, western New South Wales and Queensland, and northern Victoria.
A high pressure belt keeps much of central and southern Australia mostly clear and dry.
Mostly sunny, temperate to warm in the southeast. Showers / storms, very hot in the northeast. Late rains / storms, hot west.
Brisbane will be mostly sunny, with a low of 21 ° C and a high of 29 ° C.
Mostly sunny, temperate to warm in the east. Mostly sunny, hot in the west.
Sydney will be mostly sunny, with a minimum of 18 ° C and a maximum of 26 ° C.
Canberra will also be mostly sunny, with a low of 12 ° C and a high of 29 ° C.
Mostly sunny, very warm in the south. Mostly sunny, hot in the north.
Melbourne will be mostly sunny, with a low of 11 ° C and a high of 34 ° C.
There is a strong wind advisory for the east coast of Gippsland.
Mostly sunny, very warm in the southwest. Fog then sunny, very warm in the southeast. Mostly sunny, cool to temperate in the northwest. Abatement showers, cool in the northeast.
Hobart will be mostly sunny, with a low of 9 ° C and a high of 27 ° C.
Today there is a strong wind advisory for the east of Flinders Island, the upper east coast, the lower east coast, the southeast coast and the southwest coast.
Mostly cloudy, very warm in the southeast. Mostly sunny, hot in the center. Sunny, hot to very hot in the west and north.
Adelaide will be mostly sunny, with a low of 19 ° C and a high of 40 ° C.
Today, there is extreme fire danger for Mount Lofty Ranges; and severe fire hazard for the West Coast, East Eyre Peninsula, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, and Lower Eyre Peninsula.
The National Fire Service advises you:
Mostly sunny, cool to temperate in the southwest and south. Sunny, very hot in the northwest. Heat in the northeast and interior with inland rain / storms.
Perth will be mostly sunny, with a minimum of 13 ° C and a maximum of 24 ° C.
There is a strong wind advisory for the Pilbara West Coast, Ningaloo Coast, Gascoyne Coast, Esperance Coast, and Eucla Coast.
Showers / storms, hot in Northwest Top End. Mostly sunny, very warm in Arnhem. Mostly sunny, hot in the interior and south.
Darwin has a possible thunderstorm, with a minimum of 26C and a maximum of 36C.
– Reported with Weatherzone