Large parts of Australia will be lashed with a series of powerful thunderstorms as other states continue to sweat through an intense heatwave.

The east coast is set to be battered with rain, storms and strong winds just days after residents were blessed with blue skies and sunshine.

Despite Sydney reaching 30C for the first time in almost a year on Wednesday, temperatures have plummeted as the seemingly endless deluge begins.

A trough over NSW will bring rain to the northeast of the state and gusty southerly winds along the north coast on Thursday, following a hot and sticky night.

Victoria has been plagued with unpredictable weather this week, with scorching temperatures of almost 37C this week followed by heavy showers.

A trough over NSW will bring rain to the northeast of the state and gusty southerly winds along the north coast on Thursday following humid conditions (pictured, rain in Sydney)

Victoria was lashed with rain and thunderstorm overnight, with residents in Euroa about two hours northeast of Melbourne, in the firing line (pictured, a Weatherzone map)

Victoria was lashed with rain and thunderstorm overnight, with residents in Euroa about two hours northeast of Melbourne, in the firing line (pictured, a Weatherzone map)

The state was lashed with rain and thunderstorm on Wednesday night, with residents in Euroa, about two hours northeast of Melbourne, in the firing line.

Falls between 10 and 40mm fell across central and south Victoria with Euroa receiving up to 40mm, Shepparton 26mm and Mount Donna Buang 26mm.

Temperatures will remain low for the rest of the week in Victoria, in good news for players and spectators at the Australian Open in Melbourne Park.

Organisers were forced to suspend several games in line with its Extreme Heat Policy on Wednesday, which saw up to a dozen games delayed.

Temperatures on the east coast will remain cool for the rest of the week, as temperatures struggle to rise higher than the low 20s.

However, heat will return to Melbourne on the weekend with highs of 26C.

In Sydney, showers on Thursday are expected to linger into the afternoon and into the weekend, with the heaviest falls forecast on Friday.

Despite Sydney reaching 30C for the first time in almost a year on Wednesday, temperatures have plummeted as an endless deluge begins (pictured, rain in Melbourne)

Despite Sydney reaching 30C for the first time in almost a year on Wednesday, temperatures have plummeted as an endless deluge begins (pictured, rain in Melbourne)

A trough over NSW is causing rain over the northeast and gusty southerly winds along the south coast on Thursday (pictured is a Weatherzone map of weather conditions on Thursday)

A trough over NSW is causing rain over the northeast and gusty southerly winds along the south coast on Thursday (pictured is a Weatherzone map of weather conditions on Thursday) 

Up to 30mm of rain is expected at the end of the week, and 35mm on the weekend. 

Storms will begin to across the NSW coast on Thursday evening, with Coffs Harbour, on the Mid North Coast to receive up to 20mm of rain. 

Canberra is also in the firing line for some storms later this week but will remain dry this weekend with the weekend to be cloudy and warm.

The country’s west and south will receive polar opposite weather conditions as Perth continues to swelter under an intense heatwave. 

The Bureau of Meteorology said a trough would bring warm winds and possible  storms over the next few days, bringing scattered showers. 

Temperatures are set to sizzle in Perth this weekend, with forecasts of 33C on Thursday, 35C on Friday and 26C on Saturday. 

Similar scenes are expected in Adelaide, with long hot days and little chance of rain as temperatures remain in the high 20’s all weekend.  

Storms will begin to across the NSW coast on Thursday evening, with Coffs Harbour, on the Mid North Coast to receive up to 20mm of rain (pictured, storms in Sydney)

Storms will begin to across the NSW coast on Thursday evening, with Coffs Harbour, on the Mid North Coast to receive up to 20mm of rain (pictured, storms in Sydney)

In the country's Top End, maximum temperatures in Darwin will remain in the high 30's for the rest of the week with forecasts of thunderstorms and rain (pictured, a Weatherzone map)

In the country’s Top End, maximum temperatures in Darwin will remain in the high 30’s for the rest of the week with forecasts of thunderstorms and rain (pictured, a Weatherzone map)

In the country’s Top End, maximum temperatures in Darwin will remain in the high 30’s for the rest of the week with forecasts of thunderstorms and rain. 

Further south in Hobart, maximum temperatures will remain in the high 20’s with lows of just 11C on Friday, 13C on Saturday and 15C on Sunday. 

The island state will receive some scattered showers over the weekend.  

As clean-up efforts begin in central and eastern parts of Queensland, Brisbane will remain fairly dry with blue skies and highs of 30C on Thursday. 

The weekend will also be hot, with thousands expected to hit the beach to soak up the sunshine, with a few showers forecast further north in Cairns. 

FOUR-DAY WEATHER FORECAST FOR EACH CAPITAL CITY

 CANBERRA 

Thursday: Showers. Min 13 Max 20

Friday: Cloudy. Min 9 Max 22

Saturday: Cloudy. Min 8 Max 24

Sunday: Cloudy. Min 10 Max 24

SYDNEY 

Thursday: Showers. Min 19 Max 24

Friday: Shower or two. Min 18 Max 23

Saturday: Cloudy. Min 18 Max 25

Sunday: Showers. Min 19 Max 24

DARWIN   

Thursday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 31

Friday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 24 Max 30

Saturday: Showers. Possible storm. Min 25 Max 33 

Sunday: Showers. Possible storm. Max 25 Max 33

BRISBANE 

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 19 Max 30

Friday: Possible shower. Min 21 Max 28

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 20 Max 28

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Min 21 Max 29 

 

 

 MELBOURNE  

Thursday: Cloudy. Min 14 Max 19

Friday: Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 24

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 14 Max 26

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Min 16 Max 26

ADELAIDE  

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 25

Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 13 Max 28

Saturday: Sunny. Min 15 Max 29

Sunday: Sunny. Min 21 Max 33

PERTH   

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min 19 Max33

Friday: Mostly sunny. Min 21 Max 36

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 36

Sunday: Sunny. Min 17 Max 33

HOBART 

Thursday: Cloudy. Min 11 Max 18

Friday: Cloudy. Min 11 Max 20

Saturday: Shower or two. Min 13 Max 21

Sunday: Shower or two. Min 15 Max 20

 

 

 



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