Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Easter weekend forecast

Brett Dutschke, Thursday March 20, 2008 - 15:06 EDT

Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane will be the wettest capital cities this Easter long-weekend, while the others stay generally dry, according to weatherzone.com.au.

Sydney's coolest and wettest days will be Friday and Saturday when 10 millimetres or more is possible. Sunday and Monday will be dry for a large majority of the time with western suburbs the only real chance to pick up showers in the afternoons.

Canberra's wettest period will also be on Friday and Saturday, while showers on Sunday and Monday will be mainly in the afternoons.

Brisbane is a chance to get showers on each of the four days due to brisk southeasterly winds but there should be long dry breaks.

Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide all have less than a 30% chance of getting any showers on any day, while Perth's only wet day looks like being Saturday.

Darwin is only about a 50% chance of getting showers on each afternoon.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2008

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Adelaide weather: SES distributes sandbags as storm-force winds and heavy rains threaten

13:25 EST

Adelaide residents are preparing for heavy rain, high seas and strong winds forecast to hit later this week, in what the SES says could be one of the most significant weather events it has seen in South Australia.

NSW weather: Forbes declared a natural disaster zone after flooding

12:37 EST

Forbes has been declared a natural disaster zone after the region was hit by flooding over the weekend.

NSW weather: Further rainfall expected in Forbes, floodwaters to reach higher peaks

11:10 EST

Further rain expected in the central west of New South Wales could see the Lachlan River at Forbes reach a higher peak, despite it already being inundated with the greatest water levels in 25 years.