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Hello lovely long weekend!

Maryam Al-Ansari, Friday March 29, 2024 - 14:50 AEDT

The Easter long weekend is finally here! On Wednesday we told you about the rain event we’re expecting early next week (read more here), but let us see what we have in store over Easter ahead of this possibly heavy rainfall.

High pressure over the country’s southeast will bring mostly clear skies and dry days over the weekend.

Adelaide looks to have a beautifully sunny weekend with temperatures peaking at 30 degrees both days. A lovely year to have a beach themed Easter. Clouds will start to form on Monday, but there won’t be any rain till later in the evening.

In Melbourne, the sun will be out for most of the weekend keeping temperatures in the lower-to-mid 20s during the day. Not a bad way to start the school holidays outdoors. It’ll mainly be overcast on Monday, but we should be able to enjoy the rest of the long weekend before the rain starts falling Monday afternoon. We may even get a few flashes of lightning in the evening.

The forecast is looking dry for Hobart, with the exception of a light shower of two through Saturday evening. Though it will be cloudy over the weekend, capping temperatures at 20 degrees. Increasing sunshine on Monday will let temperatures peak in the 20s in post-Easter celebrations.

Both Canberra and Sydney will have a lovely Easter weekend. Sunny skies and warm but not too hot temperatures are just a few of the gifts we’re expecting this Easter. In Canberra temperatures look to peak in the high 20s each day whilst Sydney will have nice mid-to-high 20 temperature peaks as easterly winds bring refreshing coolness to the coast to stop those temperatures from rising above 30 degrees.

Brisbane temperatures will also be relatively nice for the city with patchy clouds keeping temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s, with some cooling showers sprinkling over the city each afternoon.

The sun is out as usually for this time of year in Perth, but persistence of southerly winds will make sure temperatures will be nice in the mid-to-high 20s throughout the long weekend.

And last, but not least, Darwin. Thunderstorms and rainfall looks to be confined to late afternoon and evenings during the weekend, meaning that there is ample sunshine to have a lovely outdoor time with the fam. Back with the UV index being extreme, don’t forget to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide before you head outdoors.

So enjoy the beautiful weather this long weekend!

- Weatherzone

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