During the last three days, a heavy snowstorm has brought more than 60 cm of snow to the Australian Alpine regions, starting an early ski season.
Ski resort Perisher in NSW opens its slopes this weekend after a night of 20 cm snow, with more forecast in the coming days.
& # 39; Snow my gosh! After three days of extreme snowstorm, 60cm of the early season is falling snow AND more on the way … PERISHER IS EARLY OPEN !!!, & it said on its website.
The resort opens its Front Valley slope on Friday at reduced rates for enthusiastic skiers.
The area is expected to get 42 cm the next week, while Thredbo is expected to get 41 cm early next week.
Perisher ski resort in NSW opens its slopes this weekend after having received 20 cm of snowfall, with more forecast in the next few days
The resort opens its Front Valley slope on Friday at reduced rates for enthusiastic skiers. Pictured above is a skiier enjoying the snowfall on Thursday
Perfect ski conditions: photos show early this morning a heavy snow blanket burialing snowmobiles
Thredbo received 10 cm snowfall with more on the way on Thursday. The resort has not announced any plans to open early
More snow: Thredbo is predicted to get 41 cm early next week. The snow comes before the start of the ski season in June
Thredbo resort did not announce whether it will follow, but revealed that snow is still falling after receiving another 10 cm this morning.
Meanwhile, Mt Buller in Victoria also announced its early opening on June 1, with free skiing and boarding.
The temperatures in the ski area are currently below the freezing level and the area is expected to receive 41 cm in the coming days.
Weatherzone said the Alps are experiencing its best snow events in May in decades, due to cold air masses from the Southern Ocean.
It appears to be the largest snowfall in May since 2000, when 70 cm was reported at the end of the month that year.
Before that, the area in Spencers Creek had seen less than 50 cm of snow since 1977.
Meanwhile, Mt Buller in Victoria also announced its early opening on June 1, with free skiing and boarding
Weatherzone said the Alps are experiencing its best snow events in May in decades, due to cold air masses from the Southern Ocean
The first snowfall of the season comes a healthy two weeks before the lifts are supposed to open when the temperatures in the ski areas fall to -6C at night.
Meanwhile, suburbs in New South Wales between Sydney and Canberra have experienced the winter weather with windy conditions.
The Bureau of Meteorology said that a gust of wind warning is no longer in effect, but the temperatures will stay cool as we enter the winter season.
Sydney is forecast to be sunny with lows of 9C on Friday with rainfall on weekends.
Melbourne is now colder with rain, clouds and lows of 7C when winter hits our doors.
A wet and windy day was predicted for much of the southeastern part of the nation with snow and hail in alpine areas caused by a cold front sweep across the country.
A low pressure gutter also hits Tasmania and southern parts of Victoria, where both states have snow.
An operator in Mount Hotham said on Twitter on Sunday that they had received 25 cm and advised people to fit chains for all vehicles.
Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster for New South Wales Zhi-Weng Chua said snow was expected until Wednesday in elevated areas of NSW and the ACT including the Snowy Mountains and the plateaus districts up to around 1,000m.
& # 39; A strong low-pressure system south of Tasmania brings air from the Antarctic region to New South Wales, & # 39; he said.
After the snowstorm that occurred on Monday morning, Perisher (photo) got another 20 cm of snow one night
It comes when a cold explosion of wintry weather hits the east coast of Australia with antarctic winds that bring snow to at least four eastern states on Wednesday morning
Two children play in the snow in Perisher while winter conditions cross parts of New South Wales and Victoria
Canberra will shiver with maxima of 10C during the day, showers and wind until Wednesday.
During the day the temperature rises to 16C, the nights will freeze with a minimum of -4C predicted for Friday.
Blizzard conditions are predicted for the Alps, with snow falling to only 700 meters in the ACT on Wednesday morning.
Melbourne suffered a rainy 13C day on Monday, but the temperature is expected to fall further to 12C on Wednesday.
Snow is forecast for Victoria up to and including Wednesday, with the hills around Ballarat expected to dust up to around 600 meters.
Ballarat will fall to a chilly 6C by Wednesday when the antarctic explosion starts.
Snow fell on Sunday evening in Tasmania with Hobart shivering in 6C temperatures on Monday. It is set to become both colder and windier as the cold front moves across the state with the coldest air hitting by Wednesday.
Bureau of Meteorology predictor of national duty and extreme weather meteorologist Jackson Browne told Daily Mail Australia that the cold weather was not exceptional.
& # 39; It's not a striking cold snap, so no records were broken, & # 39; he said. & # 39; It's the everyday winter conditions. & # 39;
FOUR DAYS FORECAST IN YOUR CITY:
Thursday: Low 8, High 18
Friday: Low 9, High 19
Saturday: Low 12, High 19
Thursday: Low 7, High 13
Friday: Low 10, High 15
Saturday: Low 11, High 15
Thursday: Low 11, High 21
Friday: Low 8, High 20
Saturday: Low 11, High 21
Thursday: Low 22, High 32
Friday: Low 22, High 32
Saturday: Low 20, High 31
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Thursday: Low 5, High 11
Friday: Low 8, High 15
Saturday: Low 7, High 15
Thursday: Low 14, High 25
Friday: Low 13, High 23
Saturday: Low 11, High 25
Thursday: Low 8, High 14
Friday: Low 6, High 16
Saturday: Low 8, High 16
Thursday: Low -2, High 12
Friday: Low -4, High 15
Saturday: Low 0, High 16
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