Tropical rain to follow heatwave and fire danger
Friday January 22, 2021 – 15:54 EDT
An intense summer heatwave will sweep across southern and eastern Australia this weekend and early next week, before a burst of tropical rain douses the nation’s south.
A near-stationary high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will cause hot air from central Australia to spread through the nation’s southern and eastern states in the coming days.
Temperatures could climb more than 10ºC above average in some areas, with the abnormal summer heat lingering for a few days and nights. This intense heat will persist for long enough to be classified as a severe or extreme heatwave in multiple…