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It's time to record with forecasters who warn of a cold start of winter in the first week of June

Brace yourself! Australians are warned that it will be a VERY chilly start to the winter as the Arctic cold-shot progresses across the country – but the long-term outlook is strikingly different

  • The majority of Australia will start the cold week next week with cold temperatures
  • The temperatures will fall below the average maximum in the coming days
  • Comes after Melbourne shivered by his coldest May day in almost 20 years
  • Because of a succession of cold fronts after a recent explosion of mild temperatures
  • Long winter forecast warmer and drier than the average in most of Australia
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Now it's time to cover the winter for a few more days.

Meteorologists have warned a cold start of the colder months, with temperatures that will fall below the average maximum in the coming days.

Darwin, Perth and Brisbane will only be the capitals where temperatures will rise above 20 degrees next week.

Melburnians will be among those who feel the shivers of winter just a few days after they shivered through the coldest May day in the city in almost 20 years.

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It's time to record with forecasters who warn of a cold start of winter in the first week of June

It's time to record with forecasters who warn of a cold start of winter in the first week of June

The city reached 10.6C on Wednesday, the coldest May day in Melbourne since 2000, while Ballarat was as high as 5.7C.

Temperatures will rise to 15 degrees in Melbourne in the next few days and then fall to 12 degrees Celsius on Monday, three degrees below the maximum average at the beginning of June.

According to the predecessor of the Bureau of Meteorology, Dean Stewart, 700 meters of snow is expected to fall over Victoria on Monday.

Most parts of Australia will shiver due to the chilly temperatures on Monday

Most parts of Australia will shiver due to the chilly temperatures on Monday

Most parts of Australia will shiver due to the chilly temperatures on Monday

This photo was taken on Wednesday in Melbourne, which shivered through his coldest day in almost two decades
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This photo was taken on Wednesday in Melbourne, which shivered through his coldest day in almost two decades

This photo was taken on Wednesday in Melbourne, which shivered through his coldest day in almost two decades

& # 39; Until May 25 we had mild weather conditions in the state until this week, when a succession of cold fronts came through & said # 39; Stewart to Daily Mail Australia.

& # 39; The cold air comes from Antarctica far south of the continent and passes through a series of cold fronts. & # 39;

Most of New South Wales will shiver with chilly temperatures for a second consecutive week.

Snow is expected to fall around 700 meters over Victoria on Monday, including the Mount Macedon region (photo)
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Snow is expected to fall around 700 meters over Victoria on Monday, including the Mount Macedon region (photo)

Snow is expected to fall around 700 meters over Victoria on Monday, including the Mount Macedon region (photo)

The nighttime temperatures in Sydney will drop to 9 degrees Celsius next week and 4 degrees C to the farther west at the foot of the Blue Mountains.

Further south of Sydney the temperature is between 4-8 degrees along the coast, while Young in the southwest of the state will drop to -2 on Tuesday.

In the capital of the country, Canberra has already seen night temperatures drop below 0C and will only reach a peak of 9C on Monday.

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Even Brisbane will withstand an explosion of cold weather on Tuesday, where temperatures will drop to 9C and reach only 19C.

While we feel the cold next week, the Bureau of Meteorology's long-term winter outlook is warmer and drier than the average in most parts of Australia.

Southeast Australia can get a dry start in the winter, with early estimates showing that rainfall in June is likely to be below average in NSW, Victoria, East-South Australia and southern parts of both Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Many ski resorts open a week earlier this weekend, including Perisher in NSW (photo)

Many ski resorts open a week earlier this weekend, including Perisher in NSW (photo)

Many ski resorts open a week earlier this weekend, including Perisher in NSW (photo)

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& # 39; In other parts of the country there is no strong swing towards exceptionally wetter or drier than average in June & # 39 ;, said the agency's long-range forecast manager, Dr. Andrew Watkins.

& # 39; Dryer than average conditions generally mean more cloud-free nights, increasing the risk of frost in susceptible areas. & # 39;

Temperatures in the rest of the winter are probably warmer than average.

Wednesday was Melbourne & # 39; s coldest May day since 2000, where it only reached 10.6C

Wednesday was Melbourne & # 39; s coldest May day since 2000, where it only reached 10.6C

Wednesday was Melbourne & # 39; s coldest May day since 2000, where it only reached 10.6C

& # 39; Our climate outlook shows that most states and territories have large areas where the odds are greater than 80 percent for warmer than average days, & # 39; said Dr. Watkins.

& # 39; Winter evenings are probably warmer than average in Tasmania, along the southeastern coast of the mainland and northern Washington that stretches across parts of the NT. & # 39;

& # 39; This certainly does not mean that we will not have rainfall over the winter – it is the southern wet season – but it does support the model forecast for a drier than average winter, with the possibility of more evaporation than normal, & # 39; Dr. Watkins said.

FIVE DAYS FORECAST IN YOUR CITY

Sydney

Friday: Low 8, High 21

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Saturday: Low 12, High 20

Sunday: Low 13, High 20

Monday: Low 10, High 18

Tuesday: Low 9, High 18

Melbourne

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Friday: Low 10, High 15

Saturday: Low 11, High 15

Sunday: Low 9, High 14

Monday: Low 8, High 12

Tuesday: Low, 9 High 13

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Brisbane

Friday: Low 6, High 21

Saturday: Low 8, High 23

Sunday: Low 13, High 22

Monday: Low 13, High 23

Tuesday: Low 9, High 19

Darwin

Friday: Low 20, High 32

Saturday: Low 21, High 31

Sunday: Low 21, High 32

Monday: Low, 21, High 31

Tuesday: Low 21 High 31

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Hobart

Friday: Low 9, High 14

Saturday: Low 7, High 15

Sunday: Low 6, High 15

Monday: Low 6, High 12

Tuesday: Low 6, High 12

Perth

Friday: Low 13, High 24

Saturday: Low 9, High 25

Sunday: Layer 8, High 24

Monday: Low 8, High 23

Tuesday: Low 7 High 23

Adelaide

Friday: Low 8, High 16

Saturday: Low 8, High 16

Sunday: Low 9, High 16

Monday: Low 8, High 14

Tuesday: Low 9, High 15

Canberra

Friday: Low -1, High 15

Saturday: Layer 1, High 16

Sunday: Low -1, Max 14

Monday: Layer 1, High 9

Tuesday: Low, -1, High 12

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