From basking in sunshine to a drenching: What the weather will be like near YOU for the Queen’s National Day of Mourning public holiday
- Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart are set to have a wet day of mourning
- Melbourne is set to be sunny but rain will set in before Saturday’s AFL grand final
- Other state capitals are set to have dry Thursdays but rain falling on the weekend
- Flood warnings were issued for central inland parts of NSW and Queensland
The sombre mood of the national day of mourning is set to be matched by some miserable weather with bucketing rain expected to drench some capital cities.
Sydney‘s seemingly endless wet winter has turned into a soggy spring with the city set to cop up to 30mm of rain on Thursday, which keeps it well on track to set an all-time annual record for rainfall.
It will be a, perhaps fittingly, grey and wet national day of mourning in Sydney and Brisbane with both centres likely to cop up to 30mm
So far this year 2010.6mm has fallen on Sydney, the most ever recorded at this stage of the calendar.
Brisbane will get up to 30mm while Canberra and Hobart should also cop heavy downfalls as the nation remembers and pays tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth.
Melbourne, by contrast, will have a sunny day but rain is set to fall on the AFL’s grand final parade with wet weather settling in on the public holiday Friday.
The forecast for Saturday’s decider is looking undecided but showers are expected to clear in the afternoon, when Geelong take on Sydney at the MCG.
AFL fans, such as these Swans fans, will be hoping Melbourne’s miserable weather clears for the grand final on Saturday afternoon
Earlier today the Bureau of Meteorology issued flood warnings for parts of NSW, Queensland and Victoria.
A flood watch warning is current for northwest, central west and southwest inland rivers in NSW.
The wet weather is a result of a low pressure system moving across Australia’s southeast.
Port Macquarie on NSW’s mid north coast is in for a massive drenching with between 45 and 85mm of rain forecast over the next three days.
Much of Australia’s east coast is set to be hammered with rain over the coming days, making for a very wet and miserable public holiday
Weatherzone meteorologist Felix Levesque said the low pressure system was progressively moving towards the east coast of NSW and Queensland.
Widespread rainfalls of 20 to 40mm are on the forecast for northern and central NSW.
‘That will push into the already quite saturated catchments, and exacerbate and lead to further flood warnings,’ Mr Levesque told Daily Mail Australia.
Ongoing flooding is also expected for parts of NSW, Queensland and Victoria, the Bureau of Meteorology said, with several flood warnings issued for each state
‘The heaviest rain for northern NSW is between now and Thursday morning.’
The meteorologist said significant rainfall would be seen over Thursday and Friday along the east coast from Batemans Bay up to south-east Queensland.
Parts of NSW’s mid north coast could see 80mm of rain fall over the coming days.
In Sydney up to 10mm of rain could fall on Wednesday, and between 15 and 25mm on Thursday.
The rain won’t ease up in the NSW capital until Sunday.
Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra will be drenched on Thursday, with millions having the day off to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II
Adelaide is mostly in for a dry end to the week, with the rain to start back up again on Sunday.
Hobart will have a wet weekend with most of the rain to fall on Friday.
Those living in the nation’s capital are in for a wet week with the sun only coming out on Sunday.
Meanwhile on the other side of the country Perth will see a mostly dry and sunny end to the week.
Temperatures will soar in the Northern Territory with 35C days forecast for Darwin.
WEATHER IN YOUR CITY
Thursday: Min 15C, Max 20C, rain
Friday: Min 15C, Max 21C, showers
Saturday: Min 14C, Max 20C, showers
Sunday: Min 12C, Max 20C, sunny
Thursday: Min 11C, Max 20C, sunny
Friday: Min 11C, Max 18C, rain
Saturday: Min 9C, Max 15C, showers
Sunday: Min 5C, Max 19C, cloudy
Thursday: Min 10C, Max 21C, sunny
Friday: Min 11C, Max 18C, rain
Saturday: Min 7C,Max 12C, showers
Sunday: Min 4C,Max 16C, cloudy
Thursday: Min 9C, Max 17C, rain
Friday: Min 10C, Max 12C, rain
Saturday: Min 8C, Max 18C, showers
Sunday: Min 8C, Max 18C, sunny
Thursday: Min 17C, Max 24C, rain
Friday: Min 15C, Max 26C, cloudy
Saturday: Min 15C, Max 27C, sunny
Sunday: Min 15C, Max 26C, sunny
Thursday: Min 11C, Max 19C, cloudy
Friday: Min 10C, Max 18C, showers
Saturday: Min 7C, Max 17C, sunny
Sunday: Min 10C, Max 21C , sunny
Thursday: Min 9C, Max 19C, cloudy
Friday: Min 7C, Max 21C, sunny
Saturday: Min 9C, Max 17C, showers
Sunday: Min 7C, Max 18C, showers
Thursday: Min 25C, Max 35C, sunny
Friday: Min 25C, Max 34C, sunny
Saturday: Min 25C, Max 34C, sunny
Sunday: Min 15C, Max 35C, cloudy