Time to get out those winter woolies Sydney! The first cold snap for 2019 has already hit and it’s only set to get worse with temperatures dropping to the lowest we’ve seen all year.

A dramatic drop was seen in the weather in some parts of the city on Tuesday, with temperatures hitting below five degrees.

The cold conditions were felt the worst in Sydney’s south-western suburbs, especially in the early hours on Tuesday, with Camden, Badgery’s Creek and Holsworthy all shivering through temperatures of about four degrees.

A spokesperson for the Bureau of Meteorology has said that the cold snap will settle in and temperatures are only set to plummet even further throughout the rest of this week.

The spokesperson also issued a warning for livestock in NSW and the ACT with the cold conditions, with a heightened risk of lambs and sheep dying if exposed to the extreme conditions.


“It’s a fairly common warning for this time of the year,” they said.

“Livestock only need to get a bit wet and the winds will cause them a lot of trouble.”

The minimum temperatures will remain around 10C in Sydney today, Thursday and Friday, while Saturday is expected to be the coldest day of the week.

Snow is expected in the alpine region, including Perisher Valley, Cabramurra and Thredbo, with temperatures set to drop to as low as -5 degrees on Saturday.


“A series of cold fronts are expected to move through the southern half of the state over the next several days and as a result, the cold air will spread to the Eastern parts of the state by Friday,” the BOM spokesperson said.

The south-western parts of NSW can expect showers and possible thunderstorms on Thursday.

Cold air will then travel across the mountain ranges with temperatures set to plummet in Sydney and Newcastle to the lowest experienced all year.

“Saturday early morning will be fairly cold.. In Sydney you’re probably looking at [temperatures] around the 6C-7C marker on early Saturday morning and that will be fairly cold,” the spokesperson continued.

“Saturday itself will have temperatures in the early teens as opposed to the low 20s.”

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