Icy winds and chilly temperatures are what Australians can expect over the next few days as the chilly start to winter arrives in full force – a day early.
Brisbane witnessed its coolest May morning in three years today with an even chillier start to winter forecasted for tomorrow and Saturday.
This cold start to winter will break the 12-year record for Brisbane with temperatures dropping to below 8-9C and relief won’t be felt until Sunday morning when temperatures are set to warm.
Icy winds, intense high pressure systems and chilly, below average temperatures are to be expected by Australians as Winter arrives
None of Australia’s will be able to escape the cold snap and Brisbane will be hit with the coolest start to Winter in 12 years
Weatherzone meteorologist Ben Domensino said: ‘While the opening nights of winter will be nippy, days will be sunny and pleasant.’
Canberra will not escape the chill with lows dipping below freezing indicating a frosty forecast for the nation’s capital, with the only warmth being a glimpse of sunshine throughout the day.
New South Wales will stay dry after the cold front initially brought a downpour of rain throughout the state, Mr Domensino said.
The mercury is expected to hit somewhere between 10C and 12C over the next five days in Sydney and parts of the New South Wales coast.
The relatively mild weather means the snow machines will likely be pumping in the Snowy Mountains as workers prepare for the ski season to begin next week.
A high pressure system means that the mountains could be hit with a couple of centimeters of snow, Weatherzone’s Craig MacIntosh said.
Temperatures of -1C will sweep across Canberra with possible chances of snow for the New South Wales Snowy Mountains
Those in Melbourne can prepare for cold nights and mornings over the next couple of days with temperatures anticipated to be 3-4C below average
Mr MacIntosh told Daily Mail Australia: ‘The best chance of snowfall for Victoria’s Alpine Regions has slipped away with the showers drying up as they move over Victoria’s coast.’
Melbourne should brace for cold nights and mornings over the next couple of days with temperatures anticipated to be 3C to 4C below average powered by chilly air in the wake of the cold fronts.
Next week will be generally chilly throughout Victoria, but the nights will warm up with temperatures anticipated to be above average according to Mr MacIntosh.
Adelaide will not escape the cold snap with winds coming from the south likley to sweep the state with icy air
Those in Alice Springs will wake up to -0C temperatures and frost tomorrow morning and be confronted with bitterly cold conditions over the next few nights according to Weatherzone Meteorologist Craig MacIntosh
The first taste of winter is near for South Australia and Adelaide with projections that night time temperatures will dip below averages.
Mr MacIntosh told Daily Mail Australia there’s a ‘good chance winds will be icy’ in South Australia as the winds are coming from the south.
High pressure systems over Central Australia will lead to those in Alice Springs waking up to -0C, frosty conditions tomorrow morning and bitterly cold conditions over the next few nights according to Craig MacIntosh.
The cold front will continue to cross Western Australia today but average temperatures are expected
‘The Northern Territory will experience seasonal dry southeast winds over the next few days,’ said Mr MacIntosh.
As for Western Australia, the cold front will continue crossing the South Western part of the state today with a chance of thunderstorms as it passes overland.
No severe weather warnings have been issued for Western Australia overall and it is likely Perth will experience average temperatures over the next few days.
Tasmania will not see temperatures tip 15C in the next few days and will also experience the cold blast
A gale warning has however been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) for parts of Western Australia including the Leeuwin Coast and Albany Coast.
The first cold blast of winter is set to send shivers to Tasmania also with the maximum temperature for the next few days not tipping over 15C.
Friday: Min 10, Max 18, Partly cloudy
Saturday: Min 10, Max 19, Partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 12, Max 19, Partly cloudy
Monday: Min 12, Max 19, Partly cloudy
Tuesday: Min 11. Max 18, Shower or two
Friday: Min 6, Max 14, Partly cloudy
Saturday: Min 7, Max 15, Partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 7, Max 15, Partly cloudy
Monday: Min 7, Max 15, Partly cloudy
Tuesday: Min 6, Max 13, Partly cloudy
Friday: Min 7, Max 16, Mostly sunny
Saturday: Min 6, Max 16, Partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 8, Max 15, Cloudy
Monday: Min 8, Max 15, Cloudy
Tuesday: Min 7, Max 17, Partly cloudy
Friday: Min 8, Max 19, Showers and clearing
Saturday: Min 6, Max 20, Sunny
Sunday: Min 8, Max 23, Sunny
Monday: Min 11, Max 22, Shower or two
Tuesday: Min 11, Max 20, Showers
Friday: Min 9, Max 22, Sunny
Saturday: Min 8, Max 23, Sunny
Sunday: Min 9, Max 24, Mostly sunny
Monday: Min 8, Max 23, Partly cloudy
Tuesday: Min 12, Max 23, Partly cloudy
Friday: Min 21, Max 31, Mostly Sunny
Saturday: Min 20, Max 31, Sunny
Sunday: Min 19, Max 31, Sunny
Monday: Min 19, Max 31, Sunny
Tuesday: Min 18, Max 31, Sunny
Friday: Min 9, Max 18, Partly cloudy
Saturday: Min 9, Max 18,Partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 9, Max 18, Partly cloudy
Monday: Min 9, Max 17, Partly cloudy
Tuesday: Min 8, Max 17, Mostly sunny
Friday: Min 1, Max 14, Early frost, mostly sunny
Saturday: Min- 1, Max 16,Morning frost, partly cloudy
Sunday: Min 1, Max 16, Sunny
Monday: Min 0, Max 16, Mostly sunny
Tuesday: Min 1, Max 15, Partly cloudy
Source: Bureau of Meterology