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Freezing cold snap will last until WEDNESDAY after an Antarctic front swept across Australia

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Freezing cold snap will last until WEDNESDAY after an Antarctic front swept across Australia dropping temperatures to zero tonight with widespread snow

  • Australia’s southeast experiencing a blast of wintry weather over the weekend 
  • Multiple cold fronts are sweeping across Victoria and NSW into next week  
  • Cold snap expected to ease by Wednesday and warmer weather for the weekend
  • Canberra reached -5C on Sunday and will have a chilly night at zero degrees 

A freezing cold snap will continue to batter Australia’s southeast until Wednesday when the weather is expected to ease and return to more bearable temperatures.

Canberra woke up to a blast of icy weather on Sunday morning as the mercury clocked just -5.4C and our capital city is expected to reach 0C later tonight. 

The Bureau of Meteorology said while Canberra experienced its coldest day of the year so far, a series of cold fronts sweeping across the country have left many states grabbling with colder-than-usual temperatures.  

Canberra woke up to a blast of icy weather on Sunday morning as the mercury clocked just -5.4C (pictured: people riding bikes in Canberra) 

The cold weather across eastern states is expected to ease on Wednesday (pictured: cold snap in Sydney)

The cold weather across eastern states is expected to ease on Wednesday (pictured: cold snap in Sydney) 

‘Perisher Valley near the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales had the coldest weather on Sunday at – 9.5C and almost 95km away in Cooma temperatures reached – 9.6C,’ Meteorologist Dean Marramore said.  

Mr Marramore told Daily Mail Australia that Victoria, inland New South Wales and Southern Queensland had cold mornings and below zero temperatures that are expected to last until Wednesday. 

‘All eastern states can expect to experience temperatures two to six degrees below average on Monday and Tuesday before above average temperatures will return on Wednesday,’ Mr Marramore said.  

‘The warmer weather is expected to arrive by the weekend with temperatures reaching two or three degrees above average.’ 

Perisher resort in Australia's alpine region reached 9.5C on Sunday claiming the coldest temperatures across Australia (pictured)

Perisher resort in Australia’s alpine region reached 9.5C on Sunday claiming the coldest temperatures across Australia (pictured) 

The cold burst is expected ease on Wednesday temperatures becoming more stable next week. Pictured: A snow-covered visitor to the Mt Buller resort in eastern Victoria this week

The cold burst is expected ease on Wednesday temperatures becoming more stable next week. Pictured: A snow-covered visitor to the Mt Buller resort in eastern Victoria this week

Melbourne residents woke up to hail cover on Saturday

Melbourne residents woke up to hail cover on saturday

Melbourne residents woke up to hail cover in the city on Saturday (pictured) 

Sydney is expected to enjoy mostly sunny weather throughout the week as maximum temperatures reach 21C on Wednesday, with possible showers on Friday.  

Tasmania is also expected to heat up around the middle of the week with maximum  temperatures reaching 18C on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Mr Marramore said the worst of Adelaide’s weather is behind them and the state is set to reach mid to high teens by Monday with sunny or partly cloudy conditions throughout the week. 

A suburban Melbourne street covered in hail on Saturday morning after a cold front swept through the city (pictured)

A suburban Melbourne street covered in hail on Saturday morning after a cold front swept through the city (pictured) 

The cold snap that saw snow fall in Brindabella, NSW (pictured) is set to ease on Wednesday

The cold snap that saw snow fall in Brindabella, NSW (pictured) is set to ease on Wednesday

But Darwin is expected to have sunny conditions for the week and months ahead. 

‘Alice Springs might have a light frost in the southern parts of the region but it will heat up throughout the week and beyond,’ Mr Marramore said. 

Perth is ready for a warm and sunny week with temperatures set to peak at 27C – two to eight degrees above average for the week. 

BoM Water vapour loop clearly shows the cold front moving over #Vic and #Tas bringing cold, wet and windy weather and snow down to 500m in Tas and 600m in Vic.

BoM weather map shows the cold front moving over Victoria and Tasmania bringing cold, wet and windy weather (pictured)

The slow transition into warmer weather comes as Australia was hit with a cold snap over the weekend with Victoria waking up to a blast of icy weather on Saturday with snow in the Dandenongs and hail in Melbourne.  

The chilly weather in the Victorian capital continued throughout the day with the mercury sitting at just 12C by 3pm, marking it the coldest day of the year for the city. 

The Bureau of Meteorology said a series of cold fronts sweeping across the state from the Great Australian Bight – the strongest on Friday night – was causing the cold weather. 

Snow falling at Perisher on Saturday as staff gear up to the start of the ski season just under a month (pictured)

Snow falling at Perisher on Saturday as staff gear up to the start of the ski season just under a month (pictured) 

The Australian alps are set for a particularly good snow cover in 2021 with about 25cm falling in the last week (pictured) 

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY 

 PERTH 

Sunday Cloudy. Min 14 Max 27

Monday Shower or two. Min 15 Max 27

Tuesday Showers. Min 15 Max 24

Wednesday Mostly sunny. Min 12 Max 24

Thursday Sunny. Min 11 Max 26

Friday Mostly sunny. Min 11 Max 25.     

 

ADELAIDE 

Sunday Possible shower. Min 9 Max 17

Monday Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 18

Tuesday Mostly sunny. Min 8 Max 19  

Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 19

Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 11 Max 20

Friday Sunny. Min 8 Max 21. 

   

MELBOURNE 

Sunday Shower or two. Min 7 Max 16

Monday Shower or two. Min 10 Max 16

Tuesday Partly cloudy. Min 7 Max 17  

Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 10 Max 18

Thursday Shower of two. Min 11. Max 15

Friday Mostly Sunny. Min 8 Max 17

   

HOBART 

Sunday Showers. Min 7 Max 14

Monday Cloudy. Min 6 Max 13

Tuesday Partly cloudy. Min 8 Max 17  

Wednesday Partly cloudy. Min 11 Max 18

Thursday Shower of two. Min 12 Max 16

Friday Mostly sunny. Min 5 Max 15 

 

 

CANBERRA 

Sunday frost. sunny. Min-4 Max 12

Monday Partly cloudy. Min1 Max 14

Tuesday Frost. Sunny. Min -2 Max 14  

Wednesday Sunny. Min -3 Max 14

Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 0 Max 16

Friday Mostly sunny. Min 1 Max 16 

     

SYDNEY 

Sunday Sunny. Min 8 Max 18

Monday Mostly sunny. Min 9 Max 20

Tuesday Mostly sunny. Min 10 Max 20  

Wednesday Sunny. Min 9 Max 21

Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 9 Max 21

Friday Shower of two. Min 11 Max 20

 

 

BRISBANE 

Sunday Sunny. Min 9 Max 22

Monday Sunny. Min 10 Max 23

Tuesday Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 23  

Wednesday Possible shower. Min 13 Max 23

Thursday Partly cloudy. Min 13 Max 23

Friday Partly cloudy. Min 12 Max 24

 

 

DARWIN 

Sunday Sunny. Min 20 Max 33

Monday Sunny. Min 21 Max 33

Tuesday Sunny. Min 22 Max 33  

Wednesday Sunny. Min 21 Max 33

Thursday Sunny. Min 23 Max 33

Friday Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 33

 

 

 

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