The election campaign is over, hail back the weatherMax Gonzalez, Friday September 6, 2013 - 17:43 EST
It's finally Friday and for most the end of a long warm week. Luckily too, is the end of one of the longest election campaigns ever, or so it felt!
Come Monday and maybe Tuesday ordinary people like you and I, will be talking about the new prime minister and the challenges ahead. But unless there is a hung parliament in which case we will be hearing about politics for a few more weeks, weather will become once more the topic of small talk for the average Australian.
A weather that will keep us, meteorologists, busy as we head into the new warm season with tropical cyclones, fire weather and severe thunderstorms!
If you are in the Harbour City to vote, some water and sunscreen might be handy if you have to queue outside a polling place. It will be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching the high 20s in the city and the low 30s out west. If you are working, however, try to finish early and hit the beach as the water temperature is lingering the 19 degree mark.
If you are in the capital of the Garden State (can anyone think of a nick name for Melbourne), then casting your vote in the morning will be the way to go before isolated showers develop in the afternoon.
The nation's capital will see some cloud but also plenty of sunshine with temperatures reaching the low 20s. Brisbane will hold true to its state's motto, with sunshine galore and temperatures creeping to the mid-20s.
To unwind, there will be plenty of footy on offer regardless of whether you are a league or AFL fan, just before finals begin next week. Even those into union will have a treat as the Wallabies go head-to-head against the Springboks at Suncorp.
Regardless of tomorrow's outcome, we will be here on Monday to keep you updated on your local weather.
© Weatherzone 2013
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