Wet, windy weather to continue into this weekend from Adelaide to Melbourne and Canberra
July 10, 2019; 11:58 AM
A potent cold front brought strong winds and rainfall to southern and southeast Australia on Wednesday and more unsettled weather is expected in the coming days.
While temperatures will be near seasonable levels the next several days, limited sunshine, gusty winds and rainfall will make it feel much colder than the actual temperature.
High temperatures in mid-July range from around 11 C (52 F) in Canberra to 13 C (56 F) in Melbourne and 15 C (59 F) in Adelaide.
Wind gusts in excess of 65 km/h (40 mph) are possible each of the next several days bringing the risk for localized power cuts and tree damage.
Any heavy showers will also be capable of producing small hail.
Flooding is not expected; however, total rainfall of 8-25 mm (0.31-1.00 inch) is possible across the region through the day on Saturday.
Drier weather will slowly build into southeast Australia from Sunday into early next week; however, there will still be a chance for brief showers and a few gusty winds.
Meanwhile, dry and partly to mostly sunny weather will prevail in Sydney into early next week with daily high temperatures ranging between 15-20 C (59-68 F). Most days will feature gusty to locally strong winds at times.
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