Wild weather sweeps across southern states as a bitterly cold front brings a sudden icy snap with thick fog – forcing flights to be delayed
- Residents in Brisbane woke to their city blanketed in fog on Monday morning
- A strong front and low pressure system has moved from Tasmania and Victoria
- Videos shared from Perisher, New South Wales, show snowfall overnight
Wild weather has brought a sudden cold snap across southern states of the country and left cities blanketed in fog.
Residents in Brisbane woke to foggy conditions on Monday morning, with the city skyline hidden beneath the haze.
After a warm Sunday in Sydney, the harbour city has been hit with a blistering wind as a strong front moves towards the east cost.
Residents in Brisbane woke to foggy conditions on Monday morning, with the city skyline blanketed in the haze
Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said the wind and snowfall in southern states – Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania – were easing on Monday morning.
‘The strong front and low pressure system, [is] starting to move away from Tasmania and Victoria… wind and snowfall is easing,’ he said.
‘The front is making its way across New South Wales, particularly in the south.’
Luckily for residents in New South Wales, not a lot of rainfall is expected as it’s mostly confined to Victoria and Tasmania.
‘Further north, in southern Queensland, the winds related to that front have caused fog to move… to Brisbane,’ Mr Dutschke said.
‘Probably the biggest fog they’ve [Brisbane] had this season, event though its relatively typical this time of year.’
Videos shared by Corroboree Ski Lodge and Mid Perisher Centre at Mid Station showed ‘snowtime’ as Perisher was hit by the chilly conditions overnight
Pictured: The Brisbane skyline covered with fog on Monday morning
Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said: ‘Further north, in southern QLD, the winds related to that front have caused fog to move… to Brisbane’
Mr Dutschke said Queenslanders will also see the wind pick up on Monday.
‘The winds will raise a bit of dust, significant burst of wind,’ Mr Dutschke said.
‘There are even some wind warnings for some of the NT coast and QLD coast – it’s been relatively calm last couple of days so it’s noticeably breezy.’
‘Frontal systems are very reflective of winter, we can often get cold bursts in August… nothing particularly unusual.’
Flights have been delayed in Brisbane due to the fog, while drivers have been urged to exercise caution.
Brisbane Airport tweeted: ‘Passengers are advised that due to early morning fog at the airport, operations have been slowed for safety. There may be some delays to flights’.
‘This is how the zombie apocalypse begins’ one Brisbane resident wrote on Twitter
The Bureau of Meteorology said visibility was down to 100 metres in parts, including at Brisbane Airport.
‘We certainly can’t see much out the window here! Do take care on the roads this morning, headlights on!’ they wrote on Twitter.
Videos shared by Corroboree Ski Lodge and Mid Perisher Centre at Mid Station showed ‘snowtime’ as Perisher was hit by the chilly conditions overnight.
A tree crushed a shed in Victoria’s eastern region on Sunday about 3pm, during severe weather warnings.
Parts of the’s central and eastern regions were put on high alert due to the damaging winds.
Flights have been delayed in Brisbane due to the fog, while drivers have been urged to exercise caution
THREE DAY FORECAST
Mon: Max 19, Sunny.
Tues: Min 5, Max 21, Sunny.
Weds: Min 9, Max 23, Sunny.
Mon: Max 12, Shower or two. Windy.
Tues: Min 9, Max 15, Shower or two.
Weds: Min 11, Max 15, Showers easing. Windy.
Mon: Max 10, Partly cloudy.
Tues: Min -1, Max 11, Late shower or two.
Weds: Min 3, Max 14, Morning shower or two.
Mon: Max 28, Morning fog then sunny.
Tues: Min 9, Max 23, Sunny.
Weds: Min 10, Max 25, Sunny.
Mon: Max 13, Partly cloudy.
Tues: Min 9, Max 15, Shower or two.
Weds: Min 11, Max 16, Shower or two
Mon: Max 11, Showers.
Tues: Min 7, Max 15, Showers. Becoming windy.
Weds: Min 6, Max 11, Showers. Windy.
Mon: 16, Windy.
Tues: Min 8, Max 20, Mostly sunny.
Weds: Min 10, Max 21, Partly cloudy.
Mon: Max 32, Partly cloudy.
Tues: Min 21, Max 33, Less humid and sunny.
Weds: Min 19, Max 32, Sunny.