Australia is hit by another week of wild weather with rain and thunderstorms plaguing the east coast.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting rain for Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne almost every day for this week.
Soaked locals could only enjoy a few days of sunshine after weathering hail, noxious winds, and even tornadoes for a week.
Tuesday is likely to bring supercell thunderstorms similar to those that rocked Sydney Thursday night, causing a tornado in Armidale in the NSW plateau.
The aftermath of a tornado that tore through the NSW town of Armidale on Thursday (pictured) and left residents with a major cleanup over the weekend
The Bureau expects nearly 50mm of rain to spill over southeast Queensland in the first half of this week as an upper level trough moves east across the state.
Monday and Tuesday bring thunderstorms to Brisbane with noxious winds, heavy rain and hail.
Temperatures will hit the high 20s and the showers are expected to last through Saturday but should go away by Sunday.
Sydney can expect nice weather on Monday with a maximum temperature of 25 Â° C, similar to the temperatures on Sunday.
But showers with the possibility of severe thunderstorms should develop by Tuesday afternoon, like the super cell that swept through Sydney on Thursday evening.
More rain is expected this week, with thunderstorms likely to hit much of the NSW coast on Tuesday night (pictured)
Backpack and umbrella: Showers are expected in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth over the next week
Harmful winds are also likely, raising concerns that another tornado could develop after two hit regional NSW in the past two weeks.
On Thursday a Tornado struck around 11 p.m. in the northern plateaus.
Armidale locals reported that the wild twister tipped cars over, tore roofs on houses, and exploded power lines and ripped them out of the ground.
Power outages plunged 4,000 homes in the area into darkness, and locals shared pictures of golf ball-sized hailstones.
A resident of Armidale reported close contact with an uprooted rubber tree that hit a backyard shed between her trailer and her home.
And two weeks earlier, on September 30th, a huge twister tore through Meadow Flat, which lies between Lithgow and Bathurst.
Three people were injured and there were reports of damage to homes, power lines and trees in the Clear Creek area, north-northeast of Bathurst.
Along with the noxious winds and horizontal rain, local residents also reported large hailstones as the tornado swept through the community.
The cladding was torn from the roofs of the houses after a tornado hit Armidale on Thursday night (picture)
The Bureau of Meteorology said more rain and high winds are expected for the east coast this week but should go away by the weekend
Sydney was hit by a huge storm last Thursday, with another expected on Tuesday evening (pictured: Bondi in August).
Weatherzone forecaster Duncan Tippins said spring is the peak season for tornadoes.
“Australia doesn’t have as many thunderstorms as there are in the plains of the United States, but when we have thunderstorms like spring, the likelihood of a tornado event is higher than at other times of the year,” he said.
According to Tippens, supercell storms are required to cause tornadoes – these occur when a thunderstorm rotates, when winds blow in different directions at different heights.
He said there wasn’t enough data to say if tornadoes are becoming more common in Australia.
Rain is likely to set in for Sydney on Wednesday but should subside by Thursday, although cooler temperatures will remain until the weekend and some isolated showers are expected.
Melbourne will also get some of the wet weather, albeit not as severe as further north with showers every day of the week except Wednesday, which looks mostly sunny.
Over on the west coast, Perth can expect weather similar to the east, with showers for the week, although the temperature will be 20 Â° C cooler with highs.
Residents of Clear Creek, near Bathurst, were stunned on September 30th when a twister tore a path of destruction (pictured) just yards from their homes
THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY THIS WEEK
Monday Mostly sunny. Min. 10 Max. 25
Tuesday showers. Possible storm. Min. 13 Max. 20
Wednesday showers subside. Min. 12 Max. 20
Thursday shower or two. Min. 13 Max. 21
Monday shower or two develop. Min. 11 Max. 19
Tuesday Possible light shower. Min. 9 Max. 18
Wednesday Mostly sunny. Min. 9 Max. 23
Develop a Thursday shower or two. Min. 13 Max. 24
Monday showers develop. Min. 9 Max. 16
Tuesday shower or two. Min. 7 Max. 13
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min. 5 Max. 16
Thursday Partly cloudy. Min. 8 Max. 23
Monday Mostly sunny. Min. 4 Max. 21
Tuesday showers. Min. 8 Max. 18
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min. 5 Max. 20
Thursday Partly cloudy. Min. 7 Max. 22
Showers on Monday. Possible storm. Min. 15 Max. 27
Tuesday showers. Possible storm. Min. 16 Max. 27
Wednesday shower or two. Min. 15 Max. 25
Thursday possible shower. Min. 15 Max. 26
Monday Possible shower or storm. Min. 26 Max. 35
Tuesday Possible shower or storm. Min. 27 Max. 35
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min. 27 Max. 35
Thursday Partly cloudy. Min. 27 Max. 35
Thursday shower or two. Min. 15Max. 22nd
Monday sunny. Min. 11 Max. 25
Tuesday shower or two. Min. 14 Max. 23
Wednesday showers. Min. 12 Max. 21
Thursday shower or two. Min. 14 Max. 23