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A monsoon trough and the weakening of the low pressure system are generating heavy rains, storms and gusty winds in the northern tropics.

A depression is causing rain and storms in other parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland. Another channel is bringing some rain to the east of Victoria and Tasmania.

New South Wales can expect a mostly dry and sunny day after parts of the state posted their wettest day in eight years on Monday.

Heading into Christmas, the rains will be limited mainly to the east of New South Wales thanks to a current of overland winds driven by a high pressure system in the Tasman Sea.


Meanwhile, heat will continue to build up on the west coast in the coming days as a low-pressure channel draws a mass of warm air towards the coast. Perth is expected to hit 40 ° C today.

Here’s your state-by-state forecast for Wednesday, December 23, 2020:

Partly cloudy in the southern districts, a slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a high to very high probability in the central interior and northern districts.

Risk of severe thunderstorms in the north, northwest, central interior and around northern Capricornia.

Brisbane can expect a maximum temperature of 32C, Surfers Paradise 30C and Ipswich 34C.

Fresh and gusty winds at times in the western and central districts. Cool conditions in the interior southwest and south, warm conditions on the east coast.

A stable weather pattern is forecast to develop starting today as a high pressure ridge sweeps across the southern part of the state.

Partly cloudy for today and a chance of showers in the east, mainly on the south coast. Dry and mostly sunny in the west.

Daytime temperatures below average, especially in the northern interior. Winds from the southeast to the southwest.

Sydney and Canberra are heading for a maximum of 25 ° C.

Today, a high pressure ridge will sweep across much of the state as a weak cold front across Tasmania moves through Bass Strait.

Isolated showers in the south, mainly during the morning. Dry and sunny throughout the north. A mild day with moderate winds from the south to the southwest.

A maximum temperature of 19 ° C for Melbourne and 21 ° C for Geelong.

Well about north central. Showers heading west and developing in the northeast during the morning, with light showers spreading to the south and central areas in the afternoon.

There will be some patches of morning fog.

Winds from the west to the southwest, locally cool over the north and south,

Hobart can expect a maximum of 21 ° C.

Good, aside from a slight to medium chance of rain near the northeast border and near the southern shores.

Mild in the south of the state, but warm in the north with moderate winds from the southwest to the southeast.

Cool over parts of the coast in the afternoon.

Maximum temperature of 24 ° C for Adelaide.

A low pressure ridge is in the southern part of the state and a depression is deepening near the west coast.

Temperatures rise along the west coast as the trough remains nearly stationary until tomorrow before the trough slowly moves east.

A low to severe heat wave will continue in the western parts.

Perth can expect a maximum of 40 ° C.

Monsoon conditions extend across the northern parts of the upper end, while an extensive rain band extends across much of the south and center.

Cool and cloudy south of Elliott with a high or very high chance of rain, with possible thunderstorms in the Barkly district.

Steep drops in Gregory, Tanami, Barkly, and Simpson districts can lead to flash flooding or significant rises of creeks and streams. A chance of light to moderate rain in the southern Lasseter and southern Simpson districts.

Darwin is predicted to peak at 31 ° C.

– Reported with Weatherzone and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

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