Australians in the southeastern states are being warned that dual cold fronts will bring in some frosty weather and even snow this week.
July’s unseasonably warm weather is about to give way to some freezing temperatures in Victoria, NSW and Tasmania as a cold front skimmed our most southern state over the weekend.
That cold front will cause temperatures to drop below average in the eastern capitals and is also set to bring in snow to alpine areas on Monday, according to WeatherZone’s Jess Miskelly.
“The linking up of cold air with moisture from the east means that this system is going to favour snow and rain over eastern NSW as shown in the figure below,” she said
“Snow falls of the order of 10cm can be expected for NSW resorts over the coming 48 to 60 hours.”
Melbourne will see the mercury struggle to reach 13C degrees on Monday and Tuesday while those in Hobart will experience 12C degree temperatures.
Sydneysiders will be relatively warmer at 17C degrees but will have the displeasure of rainy days until Wednesday whereas Melbourne and Hobart will remain dry.
Perisher Valley will see a maximum of 3C degrees and snow showers while Thredbo’s Top Station will reach a max of 2C degrees.
There will only be one day’s reprieve from the chilly weather as a stronger cold front will be steered over southeast Australia on Thursday.
While those in the cities will suffer through the cold weather, those heading to the snow this weekend can expect to be delighted with the conditions.
“With temperatures in the area already cool, snow potential is maximised,” Ms Miskelly said.
“In addition, a second cold front forecast for Friday provides an ideal set-up for a good snow dump, with the second front‘s moisture over-cutting the first front’s cold air.”
The ski resorts are already jumping for joy at the prospect of huge dump after weeks of warm conditions melted much of the snow.
“A string of fronts and troughs late in the working week seem likely to dump some decent snowfall even down to some of the lower resorts, with possible totals of 20-40cm by the end of the weekend,” Perisher’s snow report reads for the weekend.