Widespread rainfall is expected to hit Australia’s east coast today, paving the way for more wild, wet weather next week.
The heavy showers will impact communities from southeast Queensland all the way down to South Australia from today right through to next Thursday at least.
Meteorologists say the conditions are due to a large upper-level cut-off low pressure system which will move over Australia’s southeast in coming days.
The heaviest of that weather system will hit the east coast between Tuesday and Friday next week before moving further towards the Southern Ocean.
A high-pressure system is keeping most other locations dry.
Sydney will see tops of 18C today while Melbourne and Queensland will have tops of 17C and 22C respectively.
Adelaide will have a top of 17C while Canberra will not go past 14C.
Elsewhere, Hobart will have top of 16C while Perth will be 21C and Darwin will be a warm 32C.
The east coast’s wet weather comes after a week of icy conditions saw records break for the coldest May days in decades.