Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Australia has Friday on its mind

Rob Sharpe, Thursday February 18, 2016 - 16:15 EDT

Some Australians just can't wait for the weekend to begin, but will the weather make or break it?

As workers clock off on Friday afternoon thunderstorms are likely to be spread through eastern inland Queensland, with just a chance of affecting the coast. Storms are also likely over tropical areas, possibly including Darwin.

All other capitals cities will finish the working week with barely a cloud in the sky, besides Melbourne, which will be concluding its cloudy and cool run.

On the weekend a high pressure system will be moving east across the Great Australian Bight, bringing clear skies and warmer temperatures to Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Hobart.

Along the eastern seaboard it will be mostly dry and warm, despite moist onshore winds delivering the odd shower along the coast.

In the north and west, a heat trough will continue to produce showers, thunderstorms and hot days, but coastal parts of WA will be warm and dry.

For further details head to weatherzone.com.au to find your local weather.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2016

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Canberra shaking and shivering

15:48 EST

After a few cold mornings, the cold days have now started in the ACT.

Light snow falls in Blue Mountains, NSW Central Tablelands

15:42 EST

Snow has fallen across large parts of NSW, including the Blue Mountains, parts of the NSW Central Tablelands, and in the Barrington Tops National Park near Gloucester.

Sydney's cold outbreak almost over

12:55 EST

Sydney's run of cold weather has continued today but when can we expect it to warm up? Considering last autumn was the warmest on record the past few wintry days have been a shock to the system for many.