We’re being warned to rug up this weekend with meteorologists telling us to expect some VERY chilly weather over the coming weeks.
A series of cold fronts sweeping across the south-eastern states is set to to bring freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall across the state.
Southern NSW has been coping rain and wind the past few days, and it looks set to continue for a few days yet.
Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino told 9News,
“During the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, Albury (17mm), Corowa (13mm) and Deniliquin (6mm) all received their heaviest rain in four to five months,” he said.
“Over the next 24 hours, more than 20mm of rain had fallen on the state’s southern ranges by 9am today, much of which settled as snow on the Alpine peaks.”
Calling all snow lovers! ❄️⛷️🏂☃️ A series of 5 cold fronts over 6 days are expected to bring snow down to 1200m & 1300m in Vic and NSW respectively, dropping to 900m later in the week. Bring on the weekend!!!
Use Meteye to check the snow forecast: https://t.co/Zkku4xVypP pic.twitter.com/TV16oEbq8p
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) June 12, 2018
Mr Domensino says a low pressure system moving to the east of Tasmania will send cold polar air across NSW from Friday and into the weekend.
“This system may cause parts of central NSW to have their coldest day in a couple of years,” he said.
‘For example, Orange may only reach about four degrees on Sunday, which would be its lowest maximum temperature since 3.1 degrees on June 25th, 2016.’
Sydney can expect highs around 19 degrees for the next few days before the cold front sends temperatures dipping to lows of 8 degrees by Sunday.
THURSDAY: Min 9, Max 19, sunny
FRIDAY: Min 10, Max 19, partly cloudy
SATURDAY: Min 9, Max 17, sunny
SUNDAY: Min 8, Max 14, mostly sunny
MONDAY: Min 8, Max 17, partly cloudy
TUESDAY: Min 10, Max 17, showers
WEDNESDAY: Min 11, Max 18, partly cloudy