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Here is what’s expected for the weather Wednesday June 17, 2020 across Australia

A cold front crossing Tasmania is generating icy weather for the south-eastern parts of the country with rain, snow and strong winds, with showers extending to south-eastern Victoria, SA and southern NSW.

Onshore winds are bringing showers to eastern Queensland and far north-eastern Northern Territory while the rest of the country remains mostly clear under a high pressure system.

Here's the weather across Australia on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

After Darwin set new record winter temperature highs on Monday, forecasters are expecting a burst of colder weather across the bottom of the country later this week.

Wind warnings in place across several states and thunderstorms predicted later today in Perth.

A front and trough to the west will bring rain and gusty winds to southwest WA.

Onshore winds across much of the Eastern Seaboard will cause some light showers. High pressure over the southeast will keep much of NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, SA and the rest of WA mostly clear and dry.

Northern Territory

Daytime maximum temperatures are forecast to reach 32-33 degrees from today through to the weekend. This is closer to normal for this time of year, but still a few degrees above the long-term average.

Accordingly, it will be sunny and very warm in the northwestern Top End. There will be clearing showers, with mild-to-warm temperatures in Arnhem, and sunny, cool-to-mild weather over the interior and south.

Darwin will see a top of 33 degrees, and low of 22 – and will be sunny.


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

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There's a strong wind/gale warning through midnight tonight for coastal areas on the South East Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait, Peninsula Coast, Cooktown Coast, Mackay Coast and Capricornia Coast.

But the weather will be mild in Brisbane: mostly sunny, with a low of 13 and top of 24.

Western Australia

Windy with showers developing in southwest. Windy, cool-to-mild over south. Sunny, very warm in the north.

There's a warning for WA sheep graziers due to cold temperatures, showers and strong northerly winds expected today – and a risk of losses of sheep and lambs exposed to these conditions.

Areas on alert: Lower West, South West, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt forecast districts.

Perth may see a thunderstorm this afternoon or this evening, along with a low of 9 and high of 23.

South Australia

Fog then sunny, cold-to-very cold in the southeast and central . Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the west and north.

The fog and low cloud mean a road weather alert for reduced visibility this morning in the Adelaide and Adelaide Hills area.

SA Police advises people to:

For information on any road closures, please contact your local council or the police.

Adelaide will be mostly sunny, with a low of 8 and top of 18.


Clearing shower, cold in the southwest. Windy on the highlands. Mostly sunny, cold in the southeast. Mostly sunny, cold in the northwest. Sunny, cold in the northeast.

There's a coastal wind warning through midnight tonight for the Upper East Coast, Lower East Coast and South East Coast.

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Hobart will be mostly sunny, with a low of 3 and a timid high of 11.


Further north, Victoria will be mostly sunny today, and cold in the south. Fog then sunny, cold in the north.

There's a strong coastal wind/gale warning through midnight tonight for the East Gippsland Coast.

Melbourne will be mostly sunny, with a low of 8 and high of 14.

ACT and New South Wales

Sunny, cool-to-cold in the northeast. Mostly cloudy, cool-to-cold in the southeast. Fog then sunny, cool-to-cold in the southwest. Sunny, cool-to-cold in the northwest.

There's a strong wind warning through midnight tonight for Eden Coast.

Across the capitals, Canberra has the coldest start to the day with a foggy 2, clearing to some sun with a top of 13.

Sydney has a possible shower late morning or early afternoon, with a top of 17 and low of 11.

– Reported with Weatherzone

Source: 9News

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