There were severe thunderstorms across the country ahead of the AFL...

Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit large parts of Australia’s east coast today. Football fans should prepare for a wet weekend.

Valleys trigger showers and thunderstorms in parts of Queensland, eastern NSW, the Northern Territory, southern Australia, and north and southeast WA.

Some cities, including Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne, could face severe thunderstorms today and over the weekend.

thunderstorm are classified as serious if they produce one or more of the following substances:

  • Large hail (2 cm in diameter or larger)
  • Giant hail (5 cm in diameter or larger)
  • Harmful or destructive wind gusts (usually wind gusts over 90 km / h)
  • Heavy rains that can cause flash floods
  • Tornados

Troughs also maintain the heat in Northern Australia, mainly in the northwest.

A dry trough over WA pushes heat to the coast.

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Here is the Weather across Australia on Friday October 23, 2020.

Mostly sunny, mild to warm in the east. Showers, very warm in the west.

Brisbane may have a shower along the way, with a low of 19C and a high of 27C.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning of noxious winds for parts of the Channel Country forecast district – More details can be found here.

The rain is expected to hit drought-stricken areas in the state’s interior.

“We had a real season change in the last few days. You have to keep in mind that we’ve had an extremely dry period here in Queensland for about two months, ”said Nine’s weather expert Garry Youngberry today.

“We have started to show up a few storms, but they will be severe. All the ingredients are there. “

“We have a lot of instability in the atmosphere, moisture is coming in and we will definitely see storms.”

“It’s great to see some rain in places like Gatton to Darling Downs. In the outback it will rain a little in the next few days. “

The drier weather will return to Brisbane for the tomorrow AFL Grand Final, with just a slight change in a shower or a storm.

“There will be thunderstorms west of Brisbane. I really don’t think they’ll make it into the game, ”said Youngberry.

“You should split up, but definitely prepare for the showers for the big AFL final at the Gabba on Saturday night. But keep your fingers crossed, we don’t see these storms. “

The weather is expected to last through Sunday, when the sky darkens again on Sunday before starting wet and stormy next week.

Mostly sunny, in the northeast cool to mild. Fog then sunny, cool to mild in the southeast. Late shower, mild to warm in the west.

Sydney is mostly sunny with a low of 16 ° C and a high of 26 ° C.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning of noxious winds in parts of the Lower Western and Upper Western forecast areas – More details can be found here.

Showers also hit Sydney at the weekend, and thunderstorms could roll over the city on Saturday. These storms could be severe.

While there are no storms on Sunday, gusty southerly winds, clouds and showers persist throughout the day. Showers will also continue in Sydney early next week.

Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit several states along the east coast of Australia. 23/10/2020 (9News)

Nine weather expert Garry Youngberry said while AFL fans could escape the extreme weather, Sydney’s NRL Grand Final could get wet on Sunday.

“Monday, Tuesday and until the middle of next week there will be widespread heavy storms, while the grand NRL final in Sydney on Sunday will definitely be a wet game.”

Showers and storms with a low of 9 ° C and a high of 18 ° C could develop over Canberra from Friday afternoon.

Things will continue to get worse on Saturday as heavy showers and potentially severe storms hit the city.

The risk of storms will decrease on Sunday, although the showers will continue and may last until Monday.

Rain, cool to cold in the southwest. Late shower, cool to mild in the southeast. Showers, cool to mild in the northwest. Late shower, cool to mild in the northeast.

Rain develops in Melbourne with a low of 12 ° C and a high of 23 ° C.

A low pressure system currently located over South Australia is expected to deepen by Friday as it moves southeast, and to extend a low over Victoria on Friday evening, with the low being north of the state on Saturday morning.

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There is a severe rain warning in the forecast areas of Mallee, Northern Country, North Central, North East and parts of Central, East Gippsland, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera.

Residents of these areas have been warned that sudden bouts of heavy rain starting this morning could lead to flash floods in northern Victoria.

Flash floods also hit central Victoria and the eastern highlands on Friday evening, extending to Mallee and Gippsland early Saturday morning.

Within the warning range, broad rainfall rates of 10 to 35 mm over six hours are likely, with up to 60 mm over 6 hours possible.

The rain areas will contract to the east on Saturday morning before the state is evacuated on Saturday evening.

An Initial Flood Watch is up to date for North East Victoria and parts of Central Victoria and Gippsland.

A minor flooding warning is currently in force on the Kiewa River. Locations that may be affected include Bendigo, Shepparton, Seymour, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Wangaratta and the Melbourne Metro.

Late shower, cool in the south. Rain, cool to cold in the north.

Hobart has a late shower with a low of 9 ° C and a high of 18 ° C.

Rain, cool in the southeast. Showers, cool to mild in the middle. Windy with showers, mild to warm in the west. Showers or storms, mild to warm in the north.

Adelaide has showers with a low of 16 ° C and a high of 24 ° C.

There is a severe thunderstorm warning of noxious winds and heavy rains on the West Coast, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Flinders, North East Pastoral, and parts of Yorke Peninsula, Mid North and North West Pastoral. More details can be found here.

There is also a strong wind warning for Adelaide today.

Mostly sunny, very warm in the north. Showers, very warm in the interior. Mostly sunny, very warm to hot in the south.

Darwin will be mostly sunny, with a low of 26 ° C and a high of 34 ° C.

Sunny, mild to warm in the southwest. Clearing shower, cool to cold in the south. Windy, warm in the northwest. Mostly sunny, hot in the northeast.

Perth will be sunny with a low of 12 ° C and a high of 26 ° C.

There is a strong wind warning for Gascoyne Coast and Geraldton Coast.

– Reported with Weatherzone

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