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Australia Weather: Winters welcome to blow the east coast with strong winds, showers and snowfall

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A wintry welcome will blow up Australia’s east coast with strong winds, showers, freezing temperatures and fresh piles of snow.

The pool of cool air swirling over the southeast will bring below-average temperatures, showers, damaging winds and snow.

The Bureau of Meteorology said conditions would turn icy on Sunday as the cold front moves across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

Strong wind warnings are in effect from the northwest coast from the mid-north coast to the Eden coast in Victoria, with possible snow storm conditions at higher elevations.

A winter shower Australia’s east coast will bring strong winds, showers, freezing temperatures and snow across the alpine regions (pictured, a pedestrian in Melbourne)

Residents of Hazelgrove near Oberon in NSW woke up to snow on Wednesday (pictured)

Residents of Hazelgrove near Oberon in NSW woke up to snow on Wednesday (pictured)

Winds averaging 80 km/h to 90 km/h with peaks of 130 km/h bring fresh snow to the Alpine resorts.

The agency predicts that this area will receive up to 50-100cm of snow in the coming days, with residents of Hazelgrove near Oberon in NSW waking up to snow on Wednesday.

Melbourne has been urged to slow down this week as maximum temperatures plummet over the next nine days, three degrees below what is usually recorded.

Icy winds will keep temperatures down with significant gusts on Sunday, including 111 mph at Mount Fuller and 107 mph at Falls Creek.

A severe weather warning for damaging winds in NSW was extended to parts of Sydney, the Hunter, the mid-North Coast and the Northern Plateaus just before noon.

A damaging wind is expected in Sydney on Monday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology said conditions would redevelop Sunday as the cold front (pictured) moves across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania

The Bureau of Meteorology said conditions would redevelop Sunday as the cold front (pictured) moves across NSW, Victoria and Tasmania

Meanwhile, Tasmania is predicted to be hit with gusts of wind and possible thunderstorms as a cold front moves across the Bass Strait.

Bushwalkers were warned that snow would fall to about 700 meters in the central plateau and western districts Monday afternoon and evening.

Wind gusts in parts of western Tasmania are set to increase Sunday evening with an average speed of 60 km/h to 70 km/h with the potential to reach 100 km/h.

“Ski resorts will see another healthy dose of snow in the coming days as a cold front crosses the southeast, bringing a very cold air mass and a lot of moisture,” Weatherzone predicted.

“Snowfall is expected to be heaviest on Sunday and Monday, with lighter snowfall expected in the coming days.”

Weatherzone forecaster Angus Konta said a low-pressure system was expected to bring in some “pretty significant” winds as it traveled through southern Tasmania.

The agency predicts the Australian Alps will receive up to 50-100cm of snow in the coming days (pictured, snow in Oberon, 180km west of Sydney, on Wednesday)

The agency predicts the Australian Alps will receive up to 50-100cm of snow in the coming days (pictured, snow in Oberon, 180km west of Sydney, on Wednesday)

The island nation may experience some sustained showers in the south and west as winds turn southerly.

He said gusts of 80 km/h could be expected over the higher elevations of Victoria and NSW as snow covered the ground of the alpine ski resorts.

Minimum temperatures in the eastern states will drop “a little bit” below average to bring some frosty mornings of just two to three degrees.

There may be showers in western Sydney on Monday morning, but a few hours later, residents will be hit with winds reminiscent of last week’s icy gusts.

Wednesday is expected to be the coldest day in Sydney this week with temperatures dropping to a maximum of 15C.

Snow is likely to fall in the southern Alpine regions of NSW and possibly for Victoria if temperatures dip below freezing.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said a cloud band stretching across southern South Queensland and into New South Wales will bring patchy rain and moderate winds across the region.  In the photo: Pedestrians brave the cold in Sydney

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said a cloud band stretching across southern South Queensland and into New South Wales will bring patchy rain and moderate winds across the region. In the photo: Pedestrians brave the cold in Sydney

Mr Konta said areas around 1,000m to 1,100m above ground level can expect snow.

Canberrans to brace for ‘pretty chilly’ week even after cold front expected to happen reach eastern NSW on Sunday evenings and Monday mornings.

Those in the south and west of the ACT at about 1,200 to 1,300 meters above ground can expect snow tonight and tomorrow.

Queensland remains unaffected by the cold front for now, with some cooler temperatures in the south of the state.

Brisbane Airport registered frigid temperatures of 6.4C – 4.4C below average on Sunday morning.

Adelaide will have some cooler mornings this week with temperatures dropping below 10C each morning.

Due to the southwest wind and clouds, the temperature remains around 18C every day.

Cars were snowed in when Perisher caught 30cm of fresh snow on Thursday evening (photo)

Cars were snowed in when Perisher caught 30cm of fresh snow on Thursday evening (photo)

Residents of Hazelgrove near Oberon in NSW woke up to snow on Wednesday (pictured)

Residents of Hazelgrove near Oberon in NSW woke up to snow on Wednesday (pictured)

Western Australia saw some light showers along the south coast, but temperatures are expected to remain ‘fairly’ mild.

Temperatures in Perth dropped to just 3C on Sunday morning – 5C below average – but Monday and Tuesday are expected to be slightly warmer.

The west coast remains slightly cooler than average around 18C, with overall warming expected to rise to 21C later in the week.

Meanwhile, in Australia’s Northern Territory, Darwin has enjoyed hot and humid temperatures after the warmest May since 2016.

The agency said isolated showers and storms could be expected on Sunday after a rare thunderstorm near Howard Springs and Pinelands.

FOUR DAY WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY

SYDNEY

Monday: windy. Mainly sunny. Min 11 Max 17

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 8 Max 16

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Min 7 Max 15

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Min 6 Max 17

BRISBANE:

Monday: Occasional rain, decreasing. Min 15 Max 20

Tuesday: sunny. Min 10 Max 19

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 9 Max 19

Thursday: Sunny. Min 7 Max 18

ADELAIDE:

Monday: Showers. Min 8 Max 14

Tuesday: The showers are decreasing. Min 9 Max 14

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 7 Max 14

Thursday: Shower or two. Min 8 Max 15

PERTH:

Monday: Partly cloudy. Min 7 Max 19

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 7 Max 20

Wednesday: Developing a shower or two. Min 9 Max 20

Thursday: showers. Min 11 Max 21

MELBOURNE:

Monday: Shower or two. Min 8 Max 13

Tuesday: Showers develop. Min 7 Max 11

Wednesday: Shower or two. Min 7 Max 12

Thursday: showers. Min 7 Max 12

CANBERRA:

Monday: Showers abate. Min 3 Max 9

Tuesday: Shower or two. Min 2 Max 9

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Min -2 Max 10

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Min -1 Max 11

DARWIN:

Monday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 32

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Min 24 Max 34

Wednesday: Sunny. Min 24 Max 34

Thursday: Thursday. Min 22 Max 32

HOBART:

Monday: Showers. Min 5 Max 11

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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