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Much of Australia’s east coast is expected to be hit with strong thunderstorms today.

Much of Australia's east coast is expected to be hit with strong thunderstorms today with a trough bringing unseasonal warm winds to other parts.

Melbourne may see storms during the early morning with a passing trough. Severe thunderstorms are a chance in Queensland (mainly southwest), NSW (stretching from the northwest, south through Central West and into the Riverina), and northeastern Victoria.

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Thunderstorms may reach Sydney during the evening, most likely after 7pm.

In NSW, Wilcannia Airport's 43.8mm yesterday was the wettest September day in at least 20 years, whilst most other places in Upper and Lower Western NSW had their wettest September day in four years.

Troughs over southern WA, the Top End and northern Queensland are also causing showers and storms.

Here's the weather across Australia on Monday, September 21, 2020.



Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the northeast. Late shower, warm in the southeast. Showers, cool-to-mild in the southwest. Showers/storms, very warm in northwest.

Sydney has late thunder on the way, with a low of 15 and top of 30.

Canberra also has a possible thunderstorm, with a low of 8 and top of 25.

There's a strong wind warning for Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast and Hunter Coast.


Windy, cool-to-cold in the southwest. Late shower, warm in the southeast. Clearing shower, cool-to-mild in the northwest. Showers increasing, cool-to-mild in the northeast.

Melbourne has a possible thunderstorm on the way, with a low of 15 and top of 20.

There's a warning for severe weather and damaging winds for Central, East Gippsland, North Central, North East and West and South Gippsland. Winds will ease rapidly from the west this morning, dropping below warning threshold in the west in the early hours, and in the east later this morning. Locations which may be affected include Mt Baw Baw, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.

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National weather forecast - Monday, September 21, 2020.

South Australia

Windy with showers, cool in the southeast. Late shower, cool-to-cold in central. Late shower, cool-to-mild in the west. Windy, cool-to-mild in the north.

Adelaide will be windy with showers, and see a low of 11 and top of 19.

There's a gale warning for Lower West Coast, Central Coast, South Central Coast, Investigator Strait, Upper South East Coast and Lower South East Coast, and a strong wind warning for Adelaide Metropolitan Waters, Far West Coast, Upper West Coast, Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent.


Showers/storms, cool in the southwest. Clearing shower, mild in the southeast. Clearing shower, cool-to-cold in the northwest. Showers easing, cool in the northeast.

Hobart has a shower clearing, with a low of 11 and top of 21.

There's a strong wind warning for the Far North West Coast, South West Coast and Central West Coast.

Northern Territory

Mostly sunny, very warm in the north. Showers/storms, very warm over the interior. Mostly cloudy, mild-to-warm in the south.

Darwin will be mostly sunny, with temperatures ranging from the mid 20s to low-to-mid 30s.


Mostly sunny, mild-to-warm in the east. Rain, very warm in the northwest. Showers/storms, warm in the southwest.

Brisbane will be mostly sunny, with a low of 18 and top of 30.

There's a warning for possible minor flooding at Stonehenge this afternoon. Flood waters caused by recent localised heavy rainfall are expected to move into the Thomson River from the Vergemont Creek. Further showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening.

Flood Safety Advice: Remember, if it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Western Australia

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

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Perth will be cloudy with a low of 9 and top of 19.

– With Weatherzone

Source: 9News

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