People living in east coast states can expect a wet and stormy public holiday, as La Nina-style weather conditions create the perfect storm.
Australians looking forward to the day off in commemoration of the late Queen Elizabeth II are being warned to prepare for a drenching and dangerous storm conditions.
Showers and thunderstorms are predicted to push over the east of NSW and southern QLD on Thursday.
“The cut off low passes over the region and creates an environment ripe for dangerous storms,” Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said.
Numerous flood warnings and severe weather and thunderstorm warnings are likely to be issued during the next two to three days.
Parts of southeast Australia are set to be hit with showers, winds and thunderstorms this week, with severe weather and major flood warnings in place across the country.
NSW and South Australia are expected to experience the worst of it on Tuesday due to a series of cold fronts, while Victoria and Queensland will also be impacted.
Sky Weather meteorologists have warned the severe storms will carry lingering bad weather into Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Bureau of Meteorology claimed cold fronts were likely to bring “cool, wet and windy” conditions to the country’s southeast on Thursday.
The poor weather warning is dampening the hopes of a relaxing public holiday for many Aussies, while the September school holidays are set to kick off on the weekend.
Here’s what Australians can expect across the capital cities for the one-off public holiday:
Sydneysiders can expect a moderate amount of rainfall on Thursday, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a 95 per cent chance of showers and as much as 20mm of rainfall.
It is expected to be a cloudy day, with a maximum of 20C.
Flood warnings are in place across regional NSW. with the potential for major flooding at multiple river catchments.
Melburnians can expect showers to commence on Wednesday, which will possibly carry across into Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has rated the likelihood of showers on the public holiday at 20 per cent, on an otherwise sunny day which could reach a high of 21C.
It’s not looking good for Brisbane residents hoping to enjoy a picnic or a barbecue on Thursday.
As much as 30mm of rain is predicted to fall on a day which also carries a chance of thunderstorms.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a maximum of 24C.
Perth residents will get to enjoy a relaxing day off, but the temperature is expected to remain in the lower figures.
A cool day is predicted for Perth on Thursday, with a maximum of just 18C.
Partly cloudy weather can be expected, but there is only a 20 per cent chance of rain.
After possibly experiencing the brunt of a cold front earlier in the week, the South Australian capital can expect an abeyance in rainfall on Thursday.
It is expected to be a partly cloudy day, with a 10 per cent chance of rain, and an expected maximum temperature of 20C.
In the nation’s capital, showers are expected to linger until the end of the week.
The Bureau of Meteorology puts the chance of rain on Thursday at 85 per cent, with possibly as much as 8mm to fall, and a maximum of 18 degrees.
In Hobart, it is predicted to be mostly dry until Friday, unlike the mainland states.
On Thursday, those in the capital of Tasmania can expect a partly cloudy day with a maximum of 21C and a 30 per cent chance of rain.
The capital of the Northern Territory can expect a hot 35C public holiday, with a 20 per cent chance of rain.
There is also the possibility of a thunderstorm late afternoon or early evening.