Temperatures plummeted in Melbourne overnight, realizing the coldest readings since September.
According to Weatherzone.com.au, the city fell to low of 5.7 C just before 8am and highs today are expected to be around 17.
Sydney, Melbourne, as well as much of the rest of Australia, ought to brace for an exceptionally warm weather during May, and possibly until next month.
Weather experts predict Sydney will experience a daily maximum of from 21 degrees to 25 degrees over the next week. Today, weather is expected to peak at 25 degrees maximum.
It has been 45 years since Sydney has been as warm this late in autumn, bathing in 26-degree sunshine for the fourth day running.
In the past 150 years the city has only once been this warm this late in the season. In 1968 it reached at least 26 degrees in the four days from 28th April to 1st May.
A couple of blasts of autumn will turn a late season warm-up into an early season cool-down for Melbourne.
Melbourne’s forecasted high for Saturday is 25. If that happens, that will be the warmest they have been this late in the season since 2005.
Sydney has had its second wettest April in 14 years, but the sun should shine every day until the end of the month.
Brisbane and the Sunshine & Gold Coasts are heading for another wet few days as Friday approaches with up to 50-60mm possible over the weekend.
A shower or two is dotting the southeast Queensland area today already.
Parts of eastern Tasmania were flooded by persistent rain overnight, leading to flooding but this rain is now clearing, causing the flooding to ease.
Melbourne had its warmest April weekend in 8 years, finishing with a few rumbles.
Australia's top climate scientists and science bodies have for the first time endorsed a major report that says Australia's climate has in some cases shifted permanently.
The peer-reviewed assessment notes that there is "strong consensus" around this central finding, and in some cases the weather has changed for good.