Australia Rain bomb to smash east coast for seven days - with NSW to be freezing
'Unusual' storms bring hail, floods and damaging winds
The Bureau of Meteorology warned severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall, possibly leading to flash flooding, were likely.The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued warnings across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria as multiple damaging systems are expected to hit today.
Australia's east coast is set to be smashed by rain for the next seven days with residents inexpected to shiver through freezing temperatures.
The predicted 'rain bomb' is tipped to wash away the recent smoke haze which has lingered in some parts of the state, before being replaced by a cold front.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast consistent downpour as the rain moves in from western NSW.
It will then quickly develop into a low pressure system off the south coast of NSW by Wednesday.
Some thunderstorms are possible across the state, but Wollongong and surrounding suburbs will bear the brunt when the low develops.
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Weather experts from the BOM have predicted a maximum of 24 degrees over the next few days in Sydney, with Wednesday and Saturday a chilly 14 degrees.
ACT will be typically cold as winter looms, with showers forecast for Wednesday and Thursday in Canberra.
Saturday could see the temperature drop in the nation's capital to as low as five degrees in some parts.
'It's not going to be pleasant,' leading meteorologist Helen Reid said.
'We are expecting rainfall to really pick up... (it) might even be around the 50 millimetre mark for quite a few locations.'
An increase in thunderstorm activity, wind and hazardous surf is also expected on some parts of the east coast.
While some catchments are still wet from the heavy rainfall in March, flooding isn't tipped to be a big concern, Ms Reid added.
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Elsewhere, Melbourne isn't tipped to see rain until next Monday, while in Brisbane the mercury could rise to as high as 27 degrees on Friday as well as Saturday, with clear conditions on the cards for the next week.
Perth could see a spot of rain on Wednesday and Thursday, while rain is also predicted in Adelaide on Friday and Saturday.
Hobart is tipped to be a chilly eight degrees on Wednesday morning - with rain not expected until Mother's Day on Sunday.
And in good news for those who call the Darwin home, the sun will be out in the Northern Territory over the coming days, with a maximum of 34 degrees on Thursday.
FIVE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Wednesday: Min 14. Max 22. Showers.
Thursday: Min 16. Max 23. Few showers.
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Friday: Min 16. Max 24. Possible showers.
Saturday: Min 14. Max 24. Partly cloudy.
Sunday: Min 14. Max 23. Partly cloudy.
Wednesday: Min 10. Max 17. Partly cloudy.
Thursday: Min 10. Max 19. Partly cloudy.
Friday: Min 10. Max 21. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 12. Max 20. Shower or two.
Sunday: Min 12. Max 19. Possible shower.
Wednesday: Min 7. Max 18. Showers.
Thursday: Min 8. Max 19. Shower or two.
Friday: Min 7. Max 21. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 5. Max 21. Partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 4. Max 20. Mostly sunny
Wednesday: Min 23. Max 34. Sunny.
Thursday: Min 23. Max 34. Sunny.
Friday: Min 25. Max 33. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 23. Max 33. Sunny.
Sunday: Min 22. Max 33. Sunny.
Wednesday: Min 15. Max 23. Possible storm.
Thursday: Min 13. Max 25. Mostly sunny.
Friday: Min 15. Max 26. Sunny.
Saturday: Min 15. Max 26. Mostly sunny.
Sunday: Min 15. Max 26. Sunny.
Wednesday: Min 5. Max 19. Mostly sunny.
Thursday: Min 9. Max 23. Mostly sunny.
Friday: Min 13. Max 22. Possible late shower.
Saturday: Min 12. Max 21.Possible shower.
Sunday: Min 11. Max 19. Partly cloudy.
Wednesday: Min 14. Max 20. Shower or two.
Thursday: Min 17. Max 24. Rain easing.
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Friday: Min 10. Max 21. Partly cloudy.
Saturday: Min 10. Max 21. Partly cloudy.
Sunday: Min 9. Max 22. Cloudy.
Wednesday: Min 8. Max 17. Partly cloudy.
Thursday: Min 9. Max 18. Cloudy.
Friday: Min 12. Max 20. Cloudy.
Saturday: Min 10. Max 18. Possible shower.
Sunday: Min 9. Max 17. Possible shower.
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
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