Weekend weather forecast: Millions of Australians warned as polar blast brings snow and high winds
- Six states to feel the effects of polar air mass
- Snow possible outside the alpine regions
A polar air mass hits the southern states this weekend, bringing windy and cold conditions to six states.
A massive snowfall is expected to fall across the Alpine regions of the country in the coming days, with 20cm of snow recorded in the past 24 hours at Perisher Ski Resort in the NSW Alps.
The front is stronger than others delivered this season, as Weatherzone meteorologists predict it could push snow out of the alpine regions.
Snow could fall at elevations of 900-1,000m in southern and central New South Wales on Friday and Saturday, with a chance of powder snow around 1,000m in the north of the state.
A polar air mass will bring windy and cold conditions to six states this weekend, as well as heavy snow dumps in Australia’s alpine regions
Here’s a look at the nation’s capitals over the weekend and next week:
The temperature dropped to 9C overnight from Saturday to Saturday with clear and sunny conditions throughout the morning.
A high of 19C throughout the day, with more sunshine Sunday and Monday with highs of 21C, mostly sunny Tuesday and 23C, and sunny and 22C Wednesday.
The front is more powerful than others delivered this season, as Weatherzone meteorologists predict it could push snow out of alpine regions
Partly cloudy Saturday with morning frost patches and highs of 13°C, similar conditions and up to 17°C Sunday through Tuesday with a medium chance of late showers, subsiding through Wednesday.
Cloudy and 16C Saturday and Sunday, before the slight chance of showers and 17C high for Monday.
More cloud cover and an average chance of showers on Tuesday with a high of 16C, and similar conditions with a high of 14C on Wednesday.
The temperature dropped to 7C overnight and on Saturday when there is a medium chance of showers, most likely over the Dandenongs, and a high of 16C.
Cloudy with a high of 17C on Sunday, rising with a strong chance of showers and 18C on Monday. Similar conditions and 17C on Tuesday, before showers subsided to medium chance and a high of 16C on Wednesday.
Commuters are pictured near Central Station as Sydneysiders battle the wet and windy wild weather. Image: NCA NewsWire/Nicholas Eagar
Cloud cover dissipated to reveal a sunny 22C on Saturday.
Remaining sunny and 24C on Sunday, a partly cloudy 24C Monday with similar conditions on Tuesday, clearing to a mostly sunny 27C Wednesday.
Showers strengthen on Saturday with a high of 16C, with similar conditions on Sunday and 17C.
Back to a medium chance of showers and 18C on Monday, similar conditions on Tuesday and 16C at the top, with more of the same on Wednesday.
The sun is expected to continue into next week with highs in the low to mid 30Cs throughout.
Partly cloudy conditions will continue through Saturday into Tuesday – with highs remaining in the 20C range.
The cloud cover dissipates on Wednesday with a high of 22C.