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Australia Summer starts early with heatwave and fire danger

00:15  28 november  2020
00:15  28 november  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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Most of NSW will experience a heatwave and damaging winds over the weekend, with the conditions also expected to lead to increased fire danger in parts of the A NSW Health spokesman warned that people should "realise a lot of our bodies are not used to the heat with summer just coming in".

The heat wave sweeping in from Australia's outback interior is forecast to move across the southeast of the country and by early next week will shift to the northeast. Most of Sydney is expected to experience sweltering temperatures above 40 degree Celsius over the weekend.

Fire weather warnings have been issued for four states as troughs and lows direct intense heat to the east coast.

While Australia always gets hot in late spring or early summer, the impending heat shouldn't be dismissed as normal, Weatherzone says. Some places are going to see temperatures rise 15-20C above the long-term average for this time of year and records could be broken.

The same trough and low will also trigger showers and storms in western NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

Troughs over the Northern Territory, Western Australia and northern Queensland will generate showers and storms, while a high pressure system will keep skies mostly clear in southwest WA and the eastern interior.

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The hot and dry weather pattern persists to start this week. Red flag warnings are in place for the eastern plains up to I-25, into the Arkansas river basin

The heat wave sweeping in from Australia's outback interior is forecast to move across the southeast of the country and by early next week will shift to the northeast. Most of Sydney is expected to experience sweltering temperatures above 40 degree Celsius over the weekend.

Here's your state-by-state forecast for Saturday November 28, 2020:

QUEENSLAND:

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in western districts, increasing to a slight to medium chance in the far north. A high to very high chance of showers and a thunderstorm or two possible about the North Tropical Coast. Mostly sunny elsewhere.

Hot to very hot conditions in the west, southwest, and southern interior. A top of 40C in Goondiwindi, 36C in Dalby and 29C in Brisbane.

Mostly moderate east to northeasterly winds, tending fresh northerly over the far west.

Fire Danger - Very High over the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts.

NEW SOUTH WALES & THE ACT:

Hot to very hot. The chance of an afternoon or evening shower or thunderstorm in the southeast, extending through central parts to the northern inland, and with little or no rainfall west of the Divide. Elevated fire dangers across the southern inland.

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The heat wave sweeping in from Australia's outback interior is forecast to move across the southeast of the country and by early next week will shift to the Australia's fire season usually runs from late southern hemisphere spring through summer . (Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Michael Perry).

Temperatures well above average, tending near average in the far northeast corner. Highs of 44C in Broken Hill, 40C in Dubbo and Wagga Wagga, while Sydney will see tops of 36C and 34C in Canberra.

Northeast to northwesterly winds, becoming fresh and gusty across much of the state, ahead of a fresh to strong southwesterly change in the southwest later in the day. Areas of raised dust are possible in the west.

Very hot and windy conditions ahead of a cold front is bringing elevated fire dangers in parts of the southern and central inland. There are Severe Fire Danger warnings in place for: Lower Central West Plains, Eastern Riverina, Southern Riverina and Northern Riverina

Fire Danger - Severe for the Lower Central West Plains, Eastern Riverina, Southern Riverina and Northern Riverina fire areas, and Very High for the Far North Coast, North Coast, Greater Hunter, Greater Sydney, Illawarra/Shoalhaven, Far South Coast, Central Ranges, New England, Northern Slopes and North Western.

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VICTORIA:

Partly cloudy with isolated showers developing across the south and east, tending to rain about the southwest at night. Isolated high based thunderstorms clearing to the east in the early morning. Isolated thunderstorms about the north and east in the afternoon and evening, with gusty winds in the east and little or no rainfall in the north.

Hot to very hot in the north and east with highs of 45C in Mildura, 38C in Bendigo and 28C in Melbourne.

Areas of raised dust about the far north and moderate to fresh north to northwesterly winds, strong about the Alpine peaks. A milder south to southwesterly change over the southwest extending northeastwards during the afternoon and evening.

A Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the Wimmera and Northern Country districts with very hot and dry conditions across the north of the State

Fire Danger - Severe to Extreme over the northwest, moderate to high elsewhere

TASMANIA:

Showers about the north and west, with possible early morning thunderstorms about the north coast and the Bass Strait islands.

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Possible showers elsewhere. Highs of 23C in Launceston and 22C in Hobart.

West to southwesterly winds, becoming east to northeasterly about the east during the afternoon.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

Warm to hot about southern and western coastal fringes but very hot elsewhere.

Moderate to fresh northeast to northwest winds becoming fresh to strong at times ahead of a milder, strong and gusty southerly change reaching Oodnadatta to Broken Hill late evening. Winds possibly reaching gale force for a period over northern agricultural areas and the Pastoral districts with and following the change.

Very hot and windy conditions have led to two fire weather warnings — Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the Flinders and Mid North districts, while a Severe Fire Danger is forecast for: North West Pastoral, North East Pastoral, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Mount Lofty Ranges, Yorke Peninsula, Riverland and Murraylands.

A slight to medium chance of showers developing over the West Coast district in the afternoon extending to agricultural areas in the late afternoon and evening. Possible areas of raised dust northeast of about Whyalla to Lameroo.

A risk of afternoon thunderstorms over the far northwest, and also in a band about southern Pastoral districts and northern agricultural areas.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Showers and thunderstorms over the Kimberley, central and eastern Pilbara, Interior, far eastern Goldfields and the Eucla.

Showers possible over eastern parts of the South West Land Division and the adjacent Goldfields.

Very hot in the northwest of WA with fresh and gusty south to southwesterly winds expected, resulting in a Severe Fire Danger warning forecast for: West Pilbara Coast, Exmouth Gulf Coast and Gascoyne Coast

NORTHERN TERRITORY:

Mostly sunny in the western Tanami, southern Simpson and northeast Lasseter Districts. A slight to medium chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere, increasing to a medium to high chance over the Daly and western Tiwi Districts. Very hot south of Elliott.

Thunderstorms in the Daly and northern Gregory Districts may be gusty. Light to moderate northwest to northeast winds, fresh and gusty during the morning south of Tennant Creek, ahead of a south to southeast change moving through the southern Lasseter and southwest Simpson District during the evening.

Fire Danger - Very High around Alice Springs, High elsewhere south of the Top End.

- Reported with Weatherzone and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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