Australia's east coast to be smashed by a heat wave with Sydney to hit 29C on ...

Australia's east coast to be smashed by a heat wave with Sydney to hit 29C on Thursday – but the hottest weather in months will bring wild winds and dust storms Parts of Australia's east coast set to warm up with Sydney to hit 29C on Thursday  However winds from South Australia could bring dust storms in parts of NSW  Severe wind warnings are also in place for areas such as Gosford and Illawarra

By Claudia Poposki For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:20 BST, 2 September 2020 | Updated: 01:20 BST, 2 September 2020

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Sydney is set to swelter on Thursday when temperatures are expected to soar to 29C.

However forecasters have warned that the unseasonably warm weather will be followed by wild winds and dust storms 

A cold front moving across the southern part of the country from South Australia is being prefaced with strong, northerly winds.  

'Last time we had these winds they picked up a lot of dust in South Australia, which was then transported to NSW,' Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Helen Kirkup told Daily Mail Australia.  

'It will likely happen again this time around but winds have changed directions, so different parts of the state may be covered with dust.'

Australia's east coast is set to warm up as spring sets in - but some parts of the area will be hammered with wild winds and dust storms. Pictured: Sunbathers at Bondi Beach on August 30

Australia's east coast is set to warm up as spring sets in - but some parts of the area will be hammered with wild winds and dust storms. Pictured: Sunbathers at Bondi Beach on August 30

Sydney is set to swelter in 29C on Thursday, which is 9C above average. Pictured: Graph of weather in Australia on Thursday

Sydney is set to swelter in 29C on Thursday, which is 9C above average. Pictured: Graph of weather in Australia on Thursday

She said it was unlikely that the dust would be able to cross the Great Dividing Ranges.

Ms Kirkup said that the west and south-west part of the state will have this week's warmest day on Wednesday.

The north and east will have it's warmest day tomorrow before a cooler change comes through with a second cold front.

The north-east part of New South Wales may not see this cold front until early on Sunday. 

There is a severe wind warning in place for parts of the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains, ACT, Southern Tablelands, Gosford and South West Slopes.

Towns that may be impacted include Goulburn, Cooma, Yass, Cabramurra, Selwyn and Adaminaby. 

Winds with an average of 60 to 70km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h are expected to brew on Wednesday.

However Alpine areas higher than 1,900m could see peak gusts of more that 120km/h due to the cold front. 

However a cold front moving across the southern part of the country from South Australia is being prefaced with strong, northerly winds. Pictured: People at Bondi Beach on August 30

However a cold front moving across the southern part of the country from South Australia is being prefaced with strong, northerly winds. Pictured: People at Bondi Beach on August 30

There is a severe wind warning in place for parts of the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains, ACT, Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes. Pictured: Graph of wind movement and speed on Thursday at 10am

There is a severe wind warning in place for parts of the Illawarra, Snowy Mountains, ACT, Southern Tablelands and South West Slopes. Pictured: Graph of wind movement and

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