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Hold on to your beanies, another big burst of winter is on the way


South-eastern Australia has had a freezing couple of days and it is not over but with extra wintry climate on the way this weekend.

Key factors:

  • This week’s bitterly chilly circumstances are set to be adopted by a moist and windy weekend for a lot of the south and east
  • It is not at the moment trying fairly as unhealthy as some fashions predicted earlier in the week
  • The north of the nation in the meantime is balmy with temperatures nicely above common

It has been bitterly chilly throughout the south-east, after a powerful chilly entrance ploughed throughout the continent on Tuesday bringing a band of rain, robust winds, and far colder temperatures in its wake.

Then clear circumstances in a single day introduced widespread sub-zero temperatures Thursday morning.

But consideration rapidly turned to South Australia, the place a low and trough that had already introduced heavy rain to Western Australia earlier in the week introduced another moist and chilly burst, and temperatures struggled to make it into the double digits. 

The rain is anticipated to peter out throughout southern Queensland and New South Wales in the present day, however in case you have been hoping for a break in spite of everything that, this is not the winter for you. 

Two extra fronts on the way

Today the focus goes again in the direction of the west as the first of two chilly entrance strains up to sweep throughout the continent.

A trough and low stress system are set to transfer throughout the nation over the finish of the week, adopted by an extra chilly entrance over the weekend.(

Supplied: Bureau of Meteorology


According to Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Jonathan How, the entrance is set to transfer by means of south-west WA in the present day bringing extra showers, earlier than racing throughout the Great Australian Bite to attain South Australia and Adelaide by daybreak Saturday.

The entrance is then anticipated to blast by means of Victoria and New South Wales on Saturday and into Sunday, earlier than being adopted up by a second. 

“It’s just going to be a continual conveyor belt of really strong and bitterly cold winds,” Mr How mentioned. 

So count on a weekend of damaging winds, showers, native hail, thunderstorms, snow, and even blizzard circumstances for alpine areas.


The snow is anticipated to get down to 500-600 metres in a single day Saturday in Victoria, with flurries potential in the hills round Melbourne. 

In Tasmania, snow is anticipated to get all the way down to 400-500 metres.

A dusting down to 500-600 metres may very well be on the playing cards in the ACT, with flurries potential in the capital the place it is solely anticipated to stand up to 8 levels Celsius on Sunday.

Damaging surf is anticipated to mix with excessive tides to carry coastal impacts, particularly for Victoria and Tasmania on Saturday into Sunday. 


In excellent news although, for individuals who weathered the harmful winds in Victoria final month, these winds are anticipated to be the extra frequent north-westerlies and final a a lot shorter period. 

“This time we’re talking about winds around that 100 kilometre an hour mark, but that’s still enough to bring down trees and power lines and cause power outages, unfortunately,” mentioned senior forecaster Dean Narramore.  

State obligation officer of the Victorian SES, Aaron White, needs Victorians to keep secure and out of floodwaters. 

“With the recent weather events we have had come across the state of Victoria we’ve got some trees that are already compromised and are more likely to fall with this wind event across the weekend,” he mentioned. 

“We want people to be well clear of any dangers and ensure they are remaining clear of those at all times.”

If anybody wants help from the SES, the nationwide quantity to name 132 500. 

As standard, please sustain with the warnings at ABC Emergency. 

Frosty morning near Toowoomba Frost turns this garden right into a crunchy grass carpet at Westbrook, close to Toowoomba.(

ABC Rural: Arlie Felton-Taylor


Country of distinction

While components of the south-east shivered by means of temperatures nicely beneath common, temperatures have been round 12 levels above common in components of the Northern Territory. 

The warmth is anticipated to push into northern Queensland in the present day. 

The unseasonable warmth is anticipated to dry issues out and produce elevated fireplace hazard for the north and notably the Top End this week. 

Map of Australia red to north west and green and blue in south east. While the south-east has shivered the north has been unusually heat.(

Supplied: Bureau of Meteorology


But what about that loopy low? 

Keen climate watchers would have seen there was a deep low impacting Victoria and South Australia on the climate fashions earlier in the week. 


Luckily, in accordance to Mr Narramore, it now seems to be like the system will keep nicely south of the continent. 

These intense low stress methods with pressures down to 950 millibars and winds nicely over 100kph normally circle round the Southern Ocean inside the westerly wind belt.

Most of the time they keep south with simply the fronts and troughs they generate reaching up onto the mainland, as is anticipated to occur this weekend. 

Mr Narramore mentioned it was extremely uncommon however not unimaginable for these lows to make their way up onto the mainland. 

“Of course it has some big impacts if it does happen. But luckily, in this case, that deep low is going to be much further south and not impacting us too much.” 

So rug up and preserve your wits about you of us. This winter is removed from over but. 

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