Australia weather: Eastern states fall below zero degrees amid cold snap

Mercury fell below zero in many parts of eastern Australia on Sunday after a cold wind blew from the Antarctic Ocean.

Winter began early nationwide as Australians quivered on cold Sunday mornings and fell below average temperatures in most of New South Wales, northern Victoria and southern Queensland.

Early temperatures in Sydney and Melbourne were in the single digits, but mercury dropped to -5.4 ° C in the capital early in the morning.

In Perisher it was -9.5C, but throughout New South Wales, many local towns such as Glen Innes, Tamworth, Dubbo, Parks, Griffith, Kober, Wagga, Mudgee and Bathurst fell below zero.

In Victoria, Mount Hossum was -6C, Lazar Glen was down to -3.5C, and in Bendigo it was 0C.

Further north near the border between New South Wales and Queensland, the temperature in the town of Applethorpe dropped to -0.5 ° C.

It was after 10 cm of snow fell on Snowy Mountains in New South Wales on Saturday, sprinkling powder on ski resorts such as Perisher about a month earlier than expected.

Many countries are experiencing the coldest days of the year over the weekend.

Dean Naramore of the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia said Sundays were 4 to 8 degrees below average temperatures in May in New South Wales, northern Victoria and southern Queensland.

Naramore said the weather in the eastern states was cold after the high-pressure system dissipated heat, although the record wasn’t broken.

According to meteorologists, this lively situation resulted in cold weather due to the winter air masses spreading from the Antarctic Ocean.


Harbor City is projected to reach the summit of 19C, but remains sunny with winds of approximately 24km / h.

It was 8.3 ℃ at 8:00 am, but I felt it was quite cold due to the cold wind.

It’s sunny and sunny on Sunday.


The capital of Victoria also fell below 10 degrees Celsius early Sunday, with temperatures 9.4 degrees Celsius at 8 am.

The city is projected to reach 16C, a bit higher than Melbourne’s 13C, which reached Saturday on the coldest day of the year.

Stable winds and rain are expected all day long.


Frost covered the capital on Sunday morning when temperatures went negative and peaks were only 12 degrees Celsius throughout the day.

It dropped below -5 ° C on Sunday.


In Queensland’s capital, it’s sunny on Sundays at around 21 degrees Celsius, and the northern states lose the worst cold.

Brisbane was sitting at about 14.6 ° C at 8am, but felt quite cold.

It is unlikely that it will rain in the city on Sundays.


The city can reach up to 17 degrees and showers can occur.

Winds of up to 20 km / h pass through the suburbs and weaken in the evening.


The western capital is partially cloudy, with northeasterly winds passing at up to 25 km / h.

Temperatures are much higher than most of the country, with a projected maximum temperature of 27 ° C.


In the Northern Territory capital, it was already 23 degrees in the morning and was expected to reach up to 33 degrees later in the day.

There is no possibility of rain, but a stable wind of 15-25 km / h is planned before it relaxes in the late afternoon.


It’s a chilly day in Tasmania, with up to 14C expected in Hobart.

Temperatures on Mount Wellington are projected to be below 3 ° C.

It is cloudy in Hobart and there is a 70% chance that it will rain.

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