Monday 28 November 2022 04:53 AM Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane weather trends now
More extreme weather is on the way with sizzling temperatures on one side of the country as damaging storms and hail wreck further havoc on the other.
As Perth gears up for a 37C scorcher on Tuesday two days out from the start of summer, Australia's east coast will be smashed by more wild conditions as the ongoing flood crisis in New South Wales entered its 75th day.
Destructive thunderstorms with large hailstones are headed for parts of the state, as regional towns could remain cut off by floodwaters for up to a month, with stranded residents relying on food flown in by helicopter.
A severe storm warning has been issued for large swathes of NSW and Queensland after thunderstorms battered Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong on Sunday night.
It's been a cool spring for the six capitals on Australia's east coast and in south-east, due to frequent rain events and and unseasonably active cold fronts from the Southern Ocean.
Western Australia will record its hottest day of the season on Tuesday while temperatures in Australia's south-east remain in the 20s
Both the Sydney and Melbourne CBDs are yet to record a 30C-plus day this season, according to Weatherzone.
Both capital cities average at least four 30C-plus days on average each spring.
In the nation's capital which usually records at least six 30C-plus spring days, the highest temperature recorded in Canberra was 26.8C on November 12.
Adelaide has hit 32C three times in November while Hobart reached a seasonal high of 28.1C on November 10.
Over in the west, the Perth's hottest spring day recorded last week will be exceeded on Tuesday when the mercury hits 37C.
The heatwave will linger around on Wednesday with a top of 35C before temperatures plummet by 10C overnight.
Western Australia is getting an early taste of summer as temperatures edge towards 40C
Perth (pictured) is set to hit 37C on Tuesday and will remain a humid 35C on Wednesday before temperatures drop
On the other side of the country, an unstable airmass could lead to large hail, heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds to part of NSW on Monday afternoon, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
The warning area includes Port Macquarie on the coast, Kempsey and Comboyne, and extends west to Walcha, Uralla, Armidale and