As easter approaches weather conditions are variable across much of Australia.
High temperatures over successive weeks and mostly dry conditions have seen fire bans enforced over much of Victoria – something we are very familiar with on this side of the Tasman.
Today once more is set to be a scorcher across Melbourne and the state with temperatures expected in the mid to high thitries.
Hot northerly winds will blow out from the interior however a change tomorrow should see cooler conditions lasting for a number of days.
Perth is having its wettest March in over 40 years and there could be more to come before the month is over.
More than 70mm of rain has fallen so far this month and the usual average is a shade under 20mm.
The reason for the extra rain is due too sea temperatures being higher than normal and aiding the moisture levels.
The wettest March was in 1934 when almost 150mm rain fell.
The long easter weekend is set to turn wet for Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
It begins relatively dry and mild but by Easter Sunday it appears to cut up rough with winds picking up over much of the region.
There have been very few totally dry weekends in this part of the state since the start of the year.
Homepage image of a gloomy Perth where March has seen ample rain.