Winter appears to have started early in Australia’s eastern states and territories, with the capital dropping to a low of -1 ° C this morning.
Winter appears to have started early in all of Australia’s eastern states and territories, with the capital Canberra dropping to a low of -1 ° C this morning.
Residents of Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide experienced a low of 8 ° C, while Sydney recorded a low of 9 ° C.
It comes when forecasters warn of another bout of rain coming for parts of NSW and Queensland. Forecasts estimate that a total of 100-200 mm will fall from 19 to 26 May.
In NSW, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said “rains will begin to form on coastal districts starting Friday.”
Surf and storm conditions are expected to be dangerous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating and swimming along the east coast
“[These will] persist until mid-late next week. The heaviest rains over the weekend, “the bill of materials said.
The BOM has predicted rainfall of between 10 and 20mm for both Brisbane and Sydney, with areas along the coasts of the states that are expected to be affected.
“It will be soaking wet on election day in eastern Queensland, but for eastern NSW we will also see a lot of downpours coming and going,” said Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe.
“In the next eight days, as the rainy weather will continue for a while [the weekend] in addition, we are talking about 50-100 mm for most of the coasts of NSW and Queensland. “
“The series of cold fronts that crisscross Tasmania raised briefly enough north to cause surprisingly heavy snowfall in the continental Alpine regions,” Weatherzone reported.
“Meanwhile in Tasmania, locals say snow depth is now around 20cm at the tiny, volunteer-run Mt Mawson ski field.”
Parts of South Australia also dropped below 5 ° C this morning.
The coldest lows were recorded in Keith, reporting a cold 0.6 ° C, while Loxton reported a reading of 1.5 ° C.
1.6C was recorded at Renmark and 2.1C at Cummins and Coonawarra.
Frost is expected to travel to more parts of Victoria and Tasmania on Friday and could linger for the entire weekend and into next week.
“Some places [will be] seeing frost for three or four days straight, I expect it will all start to clear up by the time we get to the middle of next week, ”Sharpe said.
Originally published as Sydney and Melbourne were destroyed by an icy blast as a cold snap hits Australia