Much of southern Australia can look forward to a balmy weekend and
mostly sunny skies, with some places likely to see their warmest April
weekend in almost a decade.
A series of high pressure systems and a lack of significant cold
fronts has allowed warmth to build over the past few days. This warmth
is likely to peak over South Australia and Victoria over the weekend
ahead of a weak trough, with temperatures likely to be up to 10
degrees above average for April.
In SA, Adelaide can look forward to an average maximum of 29 degrees
this weekend, which would be its warmest weekend in a month and its
warmest April weekend in almost a decade. Port Augusta can also look
forward to a balmy weekend, with an average high of 31 degrees.
In Victoria it will not be as warm as SA, however the state can still
look forward to a cozy weekend. Melbourne should see an average
maximum of 27 degrees, its warmest April weekend in three years.
Hamilton in the state's southwest will see an average high of 28
degrees, its warmest April weekend in eight years.
Looking further ahead, the warm conditions are likely to persist into
the new week in SA, as a slow-moving high moves through the Bight. In
Victoria, it will be briefly cooler on Monday in the wake of the
trough before heat builds again from Tuesday, with a significant cool
change not likely until later next week.
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