Aussies set to freeze as air ‘straight from the Antarctic ice sheet’ surges towards the country


Australians set to freeze as air ‘straight from the Antarctic ice sheet’ surges towards the country and one unlikely capital city shivers through its coldest week in 124 YEARS

  • South-eastern Australia to shiver through freezing conditions through next week
  • Five new polar pulses set to hit the country this week bringing prolonged chills
  • Blasts moving with off Antarctic Ice Sheet combined with Southern Ocean winds
  • Sydney, Brisbane and Melb seeing lowest temps for this time of year in decades
  • Rainfall is also set to batter parts of the southeast including Adelaide and Vic

Five new polar pulses are set to hit Australia over the next two weeks as the country continues its freezing start to winter – the coldest in 124 years.

A massive surge of cold air is forcing temperatures to plunge several degrees below the June average, right across the country

The Bureau of Meteorology says even more polar blasts will hit the nation’s southeast later this week, with frigid airs blowing in straight off the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Those conditions will combine with a cold, dry surge of air surging in from the Southern Ocean, which will see icy temperatures last through until next weekend.

Brisbane will see minimums as low as 6C for the rest of the week – the lowest temperatures the Queensland capital has seen in early June since 1904. 

Five new polar pulses are set to hit Australia in the coming as the country continues its freezing start to winter

Five new polar pulses are set to hit Australia in the coming as the country continues its freezing start to winter

The Bureau of Meteorology say five new polar blasts will hit the nation's south-east later this week, with frigid airs blowing in straight off the Antarctic Ice Sheet

The Bureau of Meteorology say five new polar blasts will hit the nation’s south-east later this week, with frigid airs blowing in straight off the Antarctic Ice Sheet

The coldest of the five pulses is set to hit Tasmania on Saturday evening, before reaching the mainland next week.

The low-pressure system bringing the freezing winds to Australia will be slow moving, which will see the conditions extended through next weekend.

It will also see major cities in the country’s south-east maintain cold starts to the wintry months, while Western Australia will see large periods of rain as another low-pressure trough moves in from the west.

Sydney will see an even cooler day on Wednesday than Tuesday, with a minimum of 6C and maximum of just 14C. 

A low-pressure system bringing the freezing winds to Australia will be slow moving, which will see the conditions extended through next weekend - including rain to WA

A low-pressure system bringing the freezing winds to Australia will be slow moving, which will see the conditions extended through next weekend – including rain to WA

Melbourne will be slightly warmer than Tuesday’s top of 11C, with a max of 12C expect for the Victorian capital.

The miserable conditions are a result of a cold front moving upwards from South Australia, with parts of the country’s southeast already seeing fresh dumps of snow.

Parts of typically mild Queensland will also be hit hard.

In Toowoomba, an hour-and-a-half west of Brisbane, the apparent temperature is set to plummet to as low as -5.4C on Thursday morning according to Weatherzone, with southern parts of Queensland to also suffer through the chilly weather.

Australians have woken up to yet another freezing morning as the country's southeast battles through an icy blast

Australians have woken up to yet another freezing morning as the country’s southeast battles through an icy blast

Multiple capital cities are set to shiver through their coldest week in decades for this early on in the winter season, as temperatures plunge several degrees below the June average

Multiple capital cities are set to shiver through their coldest week in decades for this early on in the winter season, as temperatures plunge several degrees below the June average

In Tasmania those living in Launceston woke to an unbearable -1.6C this morning. 

This week, Sydneysiders will see the coldest run of days this early on in winter since 1989, according to Weatherzone.

In Melbourne, the city will see its coldest week for this time in June since 1982, while Brisbane hasn’t seen a week this cold this early on in winter since 1904.

Weatherzone forecaster Chris Matthews said Sydneysiders were in for a cold week with the highest temperature forecast at 17C.

‘This week will feel much colder because of the wind chill factor,’ he earlier told Daily Mail Australia. 

Parts of Australia's southeast have already copped fresh dumps of snow

Parts of Australia’s southeast have already copped fresh dumps of snow

One Blayney resident in central west NSW is seen holding a pile of snow this week

One Blayney resident in central west NSW is seen holding a pile of snow this week

The Bureau of Meteorology said the cold front was moving north into NSW on Tuesday and into central and inland Queensland by Wednesday.

The icy blast is set to reach the Top End by Thursday.

On top of the freezing air, parts of NSW, Victoria, the ACT and SA will also be hammered with rainfall over the next few days. 

Adelaide has a high chance of showers over the next few days but is expected to dry up by Sunday.

Storms are also on the forecast for Melbourne, while Sydney will have a dry week. 

In parts of the south western slopes and Riverina in NSW, thunderstorms are likely. 

Hobart will reach a top of just 8C on Tuesday with heavy rainfall forecast.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the cold front will move north into NSW on Tuesday and into central and inland Queensland by Wednesday (pictured in Blayney, NSW)

The Bureau of Meteorology said the cold front will move north into NSW on Tuesday and into central and inland Queensland by Wednesday (pictured in Blayney, NSW)

Canberrans will also shiver through the week with a minimum of -1C on Thursday morning.

Perth will see a warm and sunny day on Tuesday but will then be battered by rain into the weekend.

Darwin will escape both the cold and the bad weather with tops of 34C on Tuesday and a dry and sunny day. 

THREE DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY  

SYDNEY

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 8 Max 16

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 7 Max 15

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 6 Max 17

BRISBANE:

Tuesday: Sunny. Min 10 Max 19

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 19

Thursday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 18

ADELAIDE: 

Tuesday: Showers easing. Min 9 Max 14

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 7 Max 14

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 8 Max 15

PERTH:

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 7 Max 20

Wednesday: Shower or two developing. Min 9 Max 20

Thursday: Showers. Min 11 Max 21

MELBOURNE:  

Tuesday: Showers developing. Min 7 Max 11

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 7 Max 12

Thursday: Showers. Min 7 Max 12

CANBERRA: 

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 2 Max 9

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min -2 Max 10

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min -1 Max 11

DARWIN: 

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 34

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 24 Max 34

Thursday: Thursday. Min 22 Max 32

HOBART:

Tuesday: Showers. Min 3 Max9

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 3 Max 11

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 5 Max 11

 

 

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