It's going to get very cold soon as Antarctic blast hits Australia

By Marni Dixit May 9, 2018
Sydney harbour

Time to break out your winter coat! 

It’s been a pretty warm autumn, but it looks as though the end of the week will bring with it some very cold weather as a blast of Antarctic air hits the southeast of Australia. 

The Bureau of Meteorology says a pool of cold air is sitting about 2000km from our shores and will cross the southeast states at the end of this week.

Sydney has enjoyed a week of 27˚ days, but on Friday the temps will drop to just 12˚ and will get no higher than 18˚ on both Friday and Saturday. However, it’ll feel much colder thanks to the wind chill factor which will be 1˚ or 2˚ across the city.

There’s also the chance of a late shower on Saturday.

Melbourne’s experienced fairly cool weather all week and on Thursday and Friday it’ll be 13˚ with temps set to drop to just 6˚ on Friday. 

On the weekend it’ll get to 15˚ on Saturday and 16˚ on Sunday. It’s also expected to be very rainy on Friday. 

Brisbane will likely only drop a few degrees, so if you really hate the cool weather it might be a good idea to just head up north!

If you’re a skier or snowboarder, ski resorts are forecast to get a lot of snow this weekend with 20cm forecast at Mount Hotham and Mount Buller in Victoria, and 40cm in NSW resorts. 

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