Weather in Australia: Temperatures drop as cold hits Tassie, Victoria, NSW

Temperatures will drop this week from Tasmania to Queensland as Southeast Australia shudders during the first cold wave of the season.

A “significant cold outbreak” will hit Tasmania and Victoria today, before moving north through NSW and into Queensland by Friday.

It is the first cold spell of the season in southeastern Australia, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warning of a “significant drop” in temperatures.

Sky Weather Meteorologist Rob Sharpe said the cold spike weather the event would be in the southeast on Thursday.

“Temperatures are quite close to the long-term winter average for many locations, even below for some pockets,” he said.

“Then until Friday the cold will creep slightly further north and into Queensland as well.”

Cold snap temperatures

Melbourne and Hobart are expected to hit 16 ° C on Wednesday, before falling to 7 ° C (max 13 ° C) and 8 ° C (max 14 ° C) on Friday, respectively.

In other areas, temperatures will be even colder, with Victoria’s Falls Creek having a low of -4 ° C and expected to rise no higher than 0 ° C on Friday.

Canberra is expected to reach 18 ° C on Wednesday, but is expected to rise as high as 13 ° C on Friday alone, with a low of 0 ° C.

And Sydney is poised for a sunny day on Wednesday with a high of 25C, a low of 9C and a high of 20C is expected on Friday.

On Wednesday, Brisbane’s mostly sunny 27 ° C day will turn into showers and possible thunderstorms by Friday, with a low forecast of 18 ° C and a high of 25 ° C.

But in southern Queensland, regional areas will suffer from the cold more than those of the state capital.

Goondiwindi, which will also hit 27 ° C on Wednesday, is expected to drop temperatures as low as 5 ° C over the weekend. The maximum temperature on Saturday should be 20 ° C.

Stanthorpe is also likely to see a drop in temperatures, with forecast of 6 ° C for Sunday (maximum 18 ° C). And Ipswich will see temperatures drop to 11 ° C (max 24 ° C).

Snow in Victoria and Tasmania

Senior BOM Meteorologist Miriam Bradbury said Victoria was not expected to experience a significant rain event, however there was a “significant cold outbreak” with “very low maximum temperatures” and snow.

“The colder area associated with this front will begin moving into the state towards the end of Wednesday and will impact us through Thursday and Friday,” he said.

“Wednesday night we will see the snow level drop to around 1200m in the western parts of the state … but on Thursday, as the colder air moves over us, we will see the snow level drop to around 900m, so gusts of snow up to that level is possible with showers until Thursday. We may even see areas with a little hailstorm. “

In Tasmania, Mr. Sharpe said heavy rains will become a threat Thursday night through Friday, with potentially damaging winds.

“[The low-pressure system] It will then move away all Sunday, but until then we will see quite a bit of rain and snow for the elevated terrain of Tasmania, “he said.

“Some pockets might see more than half a meter of snow and blizzard conditions at times.”

Heavy rain and floods for Queensland

Mr. Sharpe said Thursday and Friday there would be “some storms” around the NSW-Queensland border, but a “major weather event” was scheduled for next week.

Heavy rain is initially expected in southeastern Queensland on Sunday and Monday before it becomes a statewide event.

“Heavy falls are a threat in multiple areas from the tropics through the center of the state and therefore likely move further south into northern NSW as well,” Sharpe said.

“Throughout this period of time, the NSW coast will see daily rains from Monday onwards.”

Originally published as ‘Cold blast’ in the southeast to bring snow, freezing temperatures