Rain and thunderstorms to arrive in most states today


Rain which has been building over the last few days will arrive today, bringing showers to a number of states.

A low with series of troughs, and a front are bringing area of rain to Western Australia, the NT, South Australia, Victoria, southern NSW and Tasmania.

Rain falls in Pyrmont, Sydney earlier this month as a wetter than average spring begins around the country. (Janie Barrett)

The rest of the country will be clear due to a drier air mass.

The rain was expected to bring a season’s worth of rain to outback parts of NSW and Victoria however today’s forecast shows less rain for central parts of the country.

“This system will still cause widespread rain and some places will see heavy falls,” Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said.

Here’s your national weather forecast for Thursday, September 17.

New South Wales and the ACT

Sunny, cool-to-mild in the northeast. Late shower, cool-to-mild in the southeast. Mostly cloudy, mild-to-warm in the southwest. Mostly sunny, very warm in north west..

Sydney will be partly cloudy and windy today with areas of smoke haze during the morning and afternoon as a result of hazard reduction burns.

Smoke haze and fog over the CBD on 05 September, 2020. (Brook Mitchell)

There’s a slight chance of a shower late this afternoon and evening. Light winds will shift to become cooler in the afternoon with gusts up to 40 km/h and reaching up to 55 km/h along the coastal fringe.

Temperatures in the city will range between 14C and 30C.

Canberra will be partly cloudy with a minimum of 8C and a maximum of 23C and a medium chance of showers from late this morning.

Today will be relatively cool around Victoria with showers easing, cold in the southwest. Showers, cold in the southeast. Late shower, cool-to-mild in the north.

Melbourne will be cool and cloudy with a minimum of 11C and maximum of 14C. Chance of showers this morning and fog about the nearby hills.

High chance of light rain at times, becoming less likely this afternoon.

It will be a warm day in Queensland today with mostly sunny conditions around the state. Mild-to-warm in the southeast. Showers, warm in the northeast. Mostly sunny, very warm in the west.

Brisbane could reach 27C today and sun despite some patchy fog early this morning, mainly in the west.

Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the southwest and south. Sunny, very warm in the northwest. Mostly sunny, very warm in the northeast.

Perth will be mostly sunny with patchy fog early this morning, mainly in the west.

Temperatures will range between 9C and 21C.

Showers, cool in the southeast. Showers easing, cool-to-mild in central. Showers, mild-to-warm in the west. Mostly cloudy, mild-to-warm in the north.

Adelaide will be cloudy with a high chance of showers about the southern suburbs, and temperatures between 13C and 19C.

  • Adelaide Metropolitan Waters
  • Far West Coast
  • Upper West Coast
  • Lower West Coast
  • Central Coast
  • South Central Coast
  • Spencer Gulf
  • Gulf St Vincent
  • Investigator Strait
  • Upper South East Coast
  • Lower South East Coast

Clearing shower, cold in the southwest. Highland snow. Showers, cold in the southeast. Mostly cloudy, cool-to-cold in the north.

Hobart will be mostly cloudy with a minimum of 5C and maximum of 13C.

Medium chance of light showers early this morning. Snow possible above 600 metres. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h turning W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 8 and 12.

Mostly sunny, very warm in the NW Top End. Showers/storms, mild-to-warm in Arnhem. Mostly sunny, warm over the interior. Late shower, warm-to-very warm in the south.

Partly cloudy.Darwin 23C and 34C