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Mother's Day weather forecast

Felix Levesque, Saturday May 8, 2021 - 12:53 EST

Nobody wants a rainy picnic! What will the weather around Australian capitals hold for the celebration day of Mothers this Sunday?

24 hour rainfall expected to fall on Mother’s Day: troughs bringing inland precipitation and a cold front over the Southern Ocean approaching southern states. 

Starting in the east, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, as well as Hobart are in for a partly cloudy day with generally dry and warm conditions. Ranging from the mid-to-high-20s in Brisbane and Sydney, to the high-teens in Canberra and Hobart, a walk through the park or even an outing to the beach will be quite enjoyable for Mother’s Day. Winds are also expected to be light in Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra thanks to high pressure sitting over the east. Further south, Hobart can expect increasing winds from the north-to-northwest as a trough and cold front approach Tasmania from the west. 

A trough and cold front are making for partly cloudy and mild conditions in Melbourne and Adelaide, with both cities forecast to reach a maximum of 20°C. Showers are a moderate chance, most likely in the morning and early afternoon across southern suburbs and the hills in Adelaide, and from mid-morning to mid-afternoon across eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Light winds in the morning will give way to a strengthening of winds from the northwest as the trough approaches from the west. This trough will also be responsible for showers across both cities on Monday. 

In the west, Perth is expecting a mild maximum of 22°C with partly cloudy skies and light winds. Some showers and increased cloud cover are expected over the southwest, making a trip down to Margaret River for either wine tastings or to catch a glimpse of the World Surf League competition a little risky... One for the weather, the other for your choice in Mother’s Days activities. 

Sunny with a top of 32°C in Darwin. Happy Mother’s Day! 

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