Australia's east coast prepares for MORE severe thunderstorms this week after ...

Australia's east coast prepares for MORE severe thunderstorms this week after ...
Australia's east coast prepares for MORE severe thunderstorms this week after ...

Australia will be hit by another week of wild weather with rain and thunderstorms to batter the east coast. 

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rain for almost every day this week for Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

Soaked locals only got to enjoy a couple of days of sunshine after enduring a week of hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoes.

Tuesday is likely to bring supercell thunderstorms similar to those that rocked Sydney on Thursday night and caused a tornado in Armidale in the NSW tablelands. 

The aftermath of a tornado which tore through the NSW city of Armidale on Thursday (pictured) leaving residents with a huge cleanup over the weekend

The aftermath of a tornado which tore through the NSW city of Armidale on Thursday (pictured) leaving residents with a huge cleanup over the weekend

The Bureau is expecting close to 50mm of rain to be dumped over southeast Queensland in the first half of this week as an upper-level trough moves east across the state.

Monday and Tuesday will bring thunderstorms to Brisbane with damaging winds, heavy rain and hail possible.

Temperatures will reach the high 20s and the showers are forecast to continue until Saturday but should clear by Sunday. 

Sydney can expect fine weather on Monday with a high of 25C, similar to Sunday's temperatures. 

But by Tuesday afternoon, showers are likely to develop with the possibility of severe thunderstorms like the supercell that ripped through Sydney on Thursday evening. 

More rain is expected this week with Tuesday evening likely to see thunderstorms across much of the NSW coast (pictured)

More rain is expected this week with Tuesday evening likely to see thunderstorms across much of the NSW coast (pictured) 

Pack and umbrella: Showers are expected in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth over the next week

Pack and umbrella: Showers are expected in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth over the next week 

Damaging winds are also likely, leading to concerns another tornado could develop after regional NSW was battered by two in the last two weeks.

On Thursday a tornado hit about 11pm in the northern tablelands.

Armidale locals reported cars were flipped over by the wild twister, roofs were torn off houses, and powerlines exploded and were torn from the ground.

Power cuts plunged 4,000 households in the area into darkness, with locals sharing images of golf ball-sized hail stones.

One Armidale resident reported a close call with a gum tree that had been uprooted, smashing into a backyard shed wedged between her caravan and house.

And two weeks earlier on September 30 a huge twister ripped through Meadow Flat, which is between Lithgow and Bathurst.

Three people were injured and there were reports of damage to houses, powerlines and trees around the Clear Creek area, north north-east of Bathurst.

Along with the damaging winds and horizontal rain, residents also reported large hailstones as the tornado swept

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