With a cold front on its way from the Antarctic, the southeastern corner of Australia is in for a chilly weekend with snow likely in several regions.
Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Dean Narromore told Channel Nine’s Today show the system is “steam-rolling” towards us.
Sydney weather forecast
Strong wind warnings have been issued for almost the entire NSW coast, with the Eden Coast in the far south expecting gale conditions through to Friday night.
Bellambi in the Illawarra region and Kiama on the south coast were hit with 85km/h wind gusts between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
Sydney can expect wind gusts of up to 35km/h on Friday and up to 40km/h on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a slight chance of rain but the Bureau of Meteorology believes it’s only a 20 per cent chance across the three days. There is a 40 per cent chance of snow in the Blue Mountains on Saturday morning.
Friday: 9-19 degrees, windy and partly cloudy
Saturday: 8-16, windy and partly cloudy
Sunday: 8-17, partly cloudy
Canberra weather forecast
Canberra’s suburbs could receive snow across the weekend.
Friday and Saturday also have a high chance of showers before it clears on Sunday.
Sunday will also have both Canberra’s lowest and highest temperatures across the weekend with a low of -1 and high of 11.
Friday: 2-8, showers 2-6mm
Saturday: 0-7, shower or two 1-3mm
Sunday: -1-11, partly cloudy
Melbourne weather forecast
Unfortunately, after a week of showers, the rain will continue across the weekend for Melbourne residents with the heaviest rainfall on Saturday before it eases on Sunday.
Victoria’s Dandenong could be in for snow flurries across the weekend.
Friday: 7-13, showers 1-3mm
Saturday: 6-12, showers 8-15mm
Sunday: 7-12, showers easing 3-6mm
Brisbane weather forecast
Brisbane’s in for a slightly cooler weekend than in the past few weeks and a gusty Saturday morning as winds reach a possible 50km/h.
Conditions are mostly sunny outside of the windy conditions.
Expect similar conditions on the Gold Coast with warmer temperatures in central, north and Far North Queensland to wrap up the week.
Friday: 10-22, sunny
Saturday: 10-22, windy and mostly sunny
Sunday: 8-20, sunny
Adelaide weather forecast
Adelaide’s suburb of Morphett Vale was hit with a possible tornado on Tuesday night due to a cold front.
Throughout the weekend, Adelaide should have similar conditions to Melbourne with light showers before clearing on Sunday.
Friday: 7-13, showers 2-6mm
Saturday: 7-13, shower or two 1-2mm
Sunday: 6-14, partly cloudy
Tasmania weather forecast
Inland areas of Tasmania may get some snow over the weekend.
But if you’re living in Hobart, you might need an umbrella.
Showers are forecast across the weekend.
Launceston will get some light showers too and colder temperatures as it plummets to -1 on Saturday with a high of 11.
Friday: 3-12, showers 1-2mm
Saturday: 4-12, showers 8-15mm
Sunday: 5-11, showers easing 3-8mm
Here comes the cold front, with plenty of cold speckled cloud in its wake. The front will cross #Tasmania later today, with the snow level dropping to around 500m (and even lower in the SW). Cool days ahead for the state. pic.twitter.com/nMDmZr4sgJ— Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) August 19, 2020
Perth weather forecast
Perth can expect some light afternoon and evening showers on Saturday continuing through to Sunday morning.
Further south and Windy Harbour and Albany can also expect light rain throughout the weekend.
The northern parts of Western Australia are in for warmer temperatures in the high 20s with no showers.
Friday: 7-21, mostly sunny
Saturday: 9-20, a few showers 0-1mm
Sunday: 10-19, shower or two 0-1mm
Darwin weather forecast
Darwin’s sunny conditions will continue this weekend with temperatures hitting tops of about 32 to 34.
Alice Springs will have warm days too with highs in the mid 20s but lows between 4-7.
Friday: 23-33, sunny
Saturday: 21-33, sunny
Sunday: 21-34, sunny
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