Big freeze hits Australia: Cold snap sends Sydney plunging to 1C as Melbourne braces for a rain bomb – so what will the weather be like for you?
- Freezing temperatures and rain will hits parts of SA, TAS, NSW, and VIC this week
- Snow set to fall in NSW’s Central and Northern Tablelands and QLD’s Granite Belt
- Sydney will chill through cool mornings with moderate daytime temperatures
- Brisbane is set for cool evenings, with sunny, warm weather during the day
- Rain in Perth, Hobart, Adelaide, and Melbourne will bring lows below 10 degrees
Sydney and Melbourne are set to shiver through freezing temperatures and rain all week as a low pressure system over the Tasman sea pushes icy conditions inland.
The cold front is expected to bring heavy rain across eastern Tasmania and showers in Victoria, southern South Australia and the majority of New South Wales.
The wet weather will create cold mornings during the week across the four states for most of the week, with a cold snap further north also ushering in chilly temperatures across southeast Queensland.
Freezing temperatures, rain and snow are set to blast Australia’s east and south coast this week as a low pressure system over the Tasman sea brings rain inland. Pictured are Sydney-siders being drenched during wet weather in March
Pictured: Rain radar map of Australia on Monday at 7am, with the lightest blue (cities including Sydney) experiencing light rainfall and darker blue areas, such as Hobart and Melbourne, receiving light to moderate. Aqua and green areas, across the northern coast line of Australia, were hit with moderate rainfall on Monday morning
Sydney can expect cool mornings this week, with moderate daytime temperatures around the high teens.
In the west, Camden posted the city’s coolest temperature on Monday, dropping to 1.9C just before 6am, while Campbelltown basked at 2.4C at 6.15am.
The Harbour City will enjoy mostly sunny but cool conditions on Tuesday through to Thursday before showers sweep in from Friday for a wet weekend.
Victorians will need umbrellas and jackets this week, with cloud cover and showers limiting daytime heating for most of the state.
Melburnians can expect rain from Tuesday until Thursday with minimum temperatures around 9C.
Although the wet weather will ease heading into the weekend, minimum temperatures will drop to 4C on Saturday and Sunday.
Brisbane will shiver through cold evenings this week, with the mercury set to drop four degrees on Monday night from 13C to 9C.
The temperature will plummet to 7C on Thursday night, Brisbane’s coldest night of the year to date.
Stanthorpe in Queensland’s Southern Downs region will chill through the coldest night this week, with it forecast to hit an icy zero degrees on Thursday.
Snow if forecast to freeze parts of New South Wales and Queensland on Monday and Tuesday
A cold air mass will see snow across NSW’s Central and Northern Tablelands, with snow flurries possible overnight Monday into Tuesday in Queensland’s Granite Belt
A cold air mass will see snow across NSW’s Central and Northern Tablelands, with snow flurries possible overnight Monday into Tuesday in Queensland’s Granite Belt.
A marine warning is currently in place for all states.
Canberra will be the coldest capital city this week, with a low of zero degrees and high of 12C forecast for Tuesday.
Minimum temperatures will hover around 1C for the entire week, with Wednesday and Thursday, the warmest days, climbing to a brisk 14C, as the city is shaded by clouds.
A front barreling across the southwest over the next few days will generate rain and strong winds along the southern west coast.
Scattered showers in Perth, Hobart and Adelaide will bring cool temperatures just below 10C for the first half of the week before temperatures fall going into the weekend.
It will be dry and sunny across southwest parts of Western Australia on Monday, but north-to-northeast winds will increase and become strong and gusty throughout the day before the cold front hits Tuesday.
Darwin is in for some sunny weather this week with temperatures ranging from the 20s into the 30s.
FIVE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
TUESDAY: Min. 8. Max 17. Mostly sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 19. Partly cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 10. Max 19. Mostly sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 11. Max 18. Shower or two.
SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 17. Shower or two.
TUESDAY: Min 8. Max 20. Mostly sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min 7. Max 21. Sunny.
THURSDAY: Min 6. Max 21. Sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 9. Max 23. Sunny.
SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 23. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 8. Max 16. Possible shower.
WEDNESDAY: Min 8. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 7. Max 16. Mostly sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 7. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 7. Max 15. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 13. Max 20. Showers easing.
WEDNESDAY: Min 10. Max 19. Possible shower.
THURSDAY: Min 6. Max 20. Mostly sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 8. Max 20. Possible shower.
SATURDAY: Min 9. Max 21. Shower or two.
TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 15. Showers easing.
WEDNESDAY: Min 10. Max 16. Possible shower.
THURSDAY: Min 9. Max 16. Shower or two.
FRIDAY: Min 7. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 4. Max 13. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 0. Max 12. Partly cloudy.
WEDNESDAY: Min 1. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
THURSDAY: Min 2. Max 14. Partly cloudy.
FRIDAY: Min 1. Max 13. Partly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 1. Max 12. Partly cloudy.
TUESDAY: Min 9. Max 31. Sunny.
WEDNESDAY: Min 21. Max 32. Sunny.
THURSDAY: Min 20. Max 32. Sunny.
FRIDAY: Min 20. Max 32. Sunny.
SATURDAY: Min 19. Max 32. Sunny.
TUESDAY: Min 10. Max 14. Rain. Wind easing.
WEDNESDAY: Min 9. Max 14. Showers easing.
THURSDAY: Min 8. Max 16. Possible shower.
FRIDAY: Min 5. Max 12. Mostly sunny.
SATURDAY: Min 3. Max 12. Partly cloudy.
SOURCE: Bureau of Meteorology