Icy cold blast strikes Australia as temperatures plunge to the single digits: ‘It’s going to be a shock to the system
- A cold front sweeping up from Antarctica will bring chilly weather to Australia
- Overnight temperatures will be in the single digits in many capital cities
- Canberra will reach 1C on Friday and 2C on Saturday bringing frosty mornings
- After months of rain this weekend looks to be fine in most cities though chilly
An icy blast will bring chilly mornings to much of the country throughout this week, with temperatures to drop into the single digits in some major capital cities.
Australians will need to rug up in what will be the first proper taste of winter courtesy of a cold front moving up over the southern states and territories and reaching up to the Queensland border.
‘It’s going to be a shock to the system because it’s been so mild,’ said Dean Narramore, a forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology.
The meteorologist added there will be also be icy winds which will make the temperature feel even colder.
Large areas of the country are in for an icy week particularly in the mornings with temperatures sitting in the single digits in southern capital (pictured)
Canberra (pictured) will be the coldest capital in the country with the mercury cropping to 1C on Friday and bringing frosts
Sydney will see the mercury drop to single digits overnight this week so the morning will be chilly (pictured: Sydney)
Sydney will see brisk single digits minimums of 9C on Friday and Saturday, but the days will be mild reaching high temperatures of 19C on Friday but mostly in the low 20s.
But while the cold weather will set in from Thursday, there will be a break in the rain that has plagued much of Australia’s east coast.
The weekend is looking set to be mostly sunny in Sydney and Brisbane providing a pleasant change for the waterlogged cities.
The NSW capital has already hit its yearly average rainfall only four months into 2022.
Melbourne from Thursday will also be chilly with minimums of 8C but the days will be slightly warmer, reaching 14C on Thursday, and there will likely be showers.
Canberra is set to get the frostiest mornings of the major cities – with overnight minimums sitting under 7C throughout the week.
The cold front will really hit on Thursday with the mercury dropping to just 1C in the nation’s capital and reaching a maximum of 11C in the day.
Saturday will be a degree warmer with a 2C minimum and 12C maximum.
Hobart will not be far behind with minimums of 8C on Thursday and Friday and maximums of about 13C.
Melbourne will also see cold mornings but will warm up during the day (pictured: Melbourne)
The cold front moving up over the country will be the first proper taste of winter for many this year (pictured: Melbourne)
Adelaide will also be chilly with the mercury dropping to 9C on Thursday and Friday and then sitting below 20C in the days.
There could also be rain in Adelaide through the week, particularly on Wednesday.
Over on the western coast, Perth will just avoid shivering through single digits with minimums of 10C and 11C for Wednesday through to Saturday.
While in the northern half of the country, the weather is looking good with minimums between 11C and 16C and maximums in the low 20s in Brisbane.
The rain will also ease for the weekend in the Queensland capital.
And Darwin will get summer-like minimums of 24C to maximums of 35C and sunny weather all week.
Tasmania and southern Victoria will also be particularly chilly as the cold front moves north from Antarctica (pictured: Belgrave south of Melbourne)
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