Temperatures to soar to 30C across the country – as far-north Queensland ...

Most Australians woke on Sunday to a scorching hot day, with temperatures reaching towards 30 degrees, and they'll be pleased to hear that Monday will be the same. 

But in far north Queensland, the situation is becoming more dire as ex-tropical Cyclone Iris threatens to return to full strength and batter the coast this week. 

The Bureau of Meteorology announced on Sunday Iris now has a moderate chance of re-forming into a tropical cyclone by Tuesday. 

A sweltering day on Sunday drove many Australians to spend their Easter at the beach 

A sweltering day on Sunday drove many Australians to spend their Easter at the beach 

Multiple states were gifted with sunny days and temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s

Multiple states were gifted with sunny days and temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s

Many chose to share their delight on social media, throwing their hands up in the ocean or looking down upon it

Meteorologist Jonathan How said showers and rain would begin to pick up by Sunday evening and increase in intensity through to Wednesday.

Damaging winds are also expected, and a return to major flooding on the north tropical coast is possible.

The rest of Australia is unlikely to be affected by the severe weather, with warm temperatures expected to continue into the week in Perth, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin.  

Meanwhile in some northern parts of Queensland, things were looking more gusty than sunny

Meanwhile in some northern parts of Queensland, things were looking more gusty than sunny

While others were gifted with clear blue skies, some were greeted on Sunday by a darker scene

While others were gifted with clear blue skies, some were greeted on Sunday by a darker scene

Meteorologists are predicting ex-tropical cyclone Iris could regain strength and pummel the far north of the state early this week

Meteorologists are predicting ex-tropical cyclone Iris could regain strength and pummel the far north of the state early this week

Melbourne will see a sharp drop in temperatures on Easter Monday, though the Victorian capital spent Easter Sunday in the high 20s. 

St Kilda Beach was a popular destination for tourists and residents, who were entertained by an enthusiastic samba band.

An American woman shared a picture of herself soaking up the sun on the beach, noting the warm weather 'sure beats' Easter in the US, where winter is only beginning to fade away.  

Adelaide

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