The potential wet weather comes after several days of sunny, clear skies in the New South Wales capital. The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said up to two millimetres of rain could fall on Sydney today.
But it was another state that bore of the brunt of extreme weather last night; Victoria’s skyline lit up as a severe thunderstorm rolled through Melbourne’s south-east.
Pulses of lightning were seen over Cranbourne and Frankston, while hail smashed parts of Drouin in the east.
There are more showers and thunderstorms forecast for Melbourne’s northern suburbs this afternoon.
A humid and unstable airmass is triggering the thunderstorm activity, the BoM said.
The BoM had also issued a severe storm warning over south-eastern Victoria overnight, but that has since been downgraded.
“The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary,” BoM said.
Meanwhile WA is battling another extreme as two bushfires rage.
One is burning east of Bunbury and the other in the Hawke National Park was burning at emergency levels last night.
Both blazes have since been downgraded to a Watch and Act due to cooler weather.
“There is a possible threat to lives and homes as a fire is approaching in the area and conditions are changing,” the Department of Fire and Emergency Services wrote on Facebook.
Flood clean-up continues across NSW, Queensland
Windsor Bridge and Wilberforce Road along the Hawkesbury River are set to reopen in Sydney’s west under a reduced speed limit today.
The crossings were completely submerged as an east coast low lashed NSW.
While the rain has eased the wet weather is still causing chaos.
A family home backing onto the Nepean River suffered a landslip yesterday as waterlogged ground gave way.
Meanwhile, in Queensland water users are still being told it is still not safe to enter the Brisbane River.
Authorities say there is 160 large objects yet to be removed from the river.
The process could take weeks. To date, 1100 tonnes of material from yachts, jet skis and debris has already been pulled up.
Read on to find out what the weather is doing around the nation’s capitals.
The mercury will climb to 28C in Brisbane.
There’s a medium chance of light showers in the late morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming south-easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Up to two millimetres of rain could fall in Sydney today with the BoM forecasting a medium (50 per cent) chance of showers, most likely during the morning and afternoon.
A maximum temperature of 25C has been forecast.
It will be a humid day in Melbourne, with a top of 27C.
The BoM has forecast a medium chance of showers during this afternoon and early evening, and the chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening.
The nation’s capital will reach a high of 25C. It will be partly cloudy with the slight chance of a shower.
A wet day is instore for the island state’s capital. The BoM has forecast a very high chance of showers.
A maximum of 18C will be felt.
It will be partly cloudy in Adelaide today, with the mercury reaching 33C.
There’s a medium chance of showers about the northern suburbs, and a slight chance elsewhere.
The BoM has also forecast a chance of a thunderstorm about the northern suburbs during this afternoon and evening.
Wet weather will also be felt in tropical Darwin. There’s a high chance of showers, most likely in the late afternoon and evening.
As well as a chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds in the late afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will range between a low of 25C and a high of 34C.
Perth will see a partly cloudy 29C day. Light winds will become west to south-westerly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then become light in the late evening.