Wed, 12 Sep, 2018
Severe weather warnings in place as temperatures soar
Forecasters have warned Aussies of a “wild day of weather” as above-average temperatures, rain, 100km-plus gales and even blizzards are forecasted.
Tasmania is expected to be hit with “vigorous and damaging” gusts of up to 100km/h.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe warning for the Western, Upper Derwent Valley, South East and parts of East Coast, Central Plateau and Midlands areas today.
⚠️ Severe Weather Warning issued for Damaging #Winds for Western and Southern #Tasmania for Wednesday morning and early afternoon. See https://t.co/lu3PDZ9GbE for details and updates; #Hobart #weather pic.twitter.com/lJW3P9PkP2
— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) September 11, 2018
Last night a cold front crossed Tasmania overnight, followed by a trough to cross Tasmania this morning. The windy conditions will continue to Thursday in the North-West, with showers contracting to the West and easing during the day. Friday will be mostly fine, with temperatures heating back up to the high teens.
Hobart is expected to reach a maximum of 15 degrees today and 17C tomorrow.
The wild weather follows many states encountering a burst of warm weather yesterday.
Yesterday, Townsville had a top 27C and will rise to 29C towards the end of the week. Brisbane will experience 24C today, which will rise to 27C on the weekend.
Today, Sydneysiders will experience 28C in the CBD which will drop back to 22C the following day.
Yesterday, South Australia also encountered wild winds, with winds of 80-85km/h hitting Cleve, Whyalla, Roseworthy, Edinburgh and Hindmarsh. Today, South Australia is forecasted a high of just 16C.
The Northern Territory will continue to experience warm weather with a high of 33C today and 35C on Friday.
In the west of the country in Perth, temperatures have already fallen and the cloudy skies are expected to continue until the weekend.