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Coldest Winter Day in 37 Years Expected Across Australian Towns

One of the largest blobs of Antarctica air is currently sitting over the east coast of Australia, this will see some areas in Victoria and NSW experience the coldest day for 37 years, with even parts of Queensland near freezing.

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A polar blast is heading across NSW and Victoria. Picture: Sky News Weather

One of the largest waves of Antarctica air is currently sitting over the east coast of Australia, this will see some areas in Victoria and NSW experience the coldest day for 37 years, with even parts of Queensland near freezing.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned that temperatures could drastically drop 10 degrees below average over the next day or so along the east coast of Australia, also, 250mm of rain is predicted in some parts of eastern Victoria.

Some regional NSW cities could see their coldest daytime maximum temperature for decades, some almost 40 years. Even Queensland could see the temperature head towards low single digits.

Thursday could see the coldest temperatures in parts of northern NSW for decades. Picture: BOM

Up to 20mm of snow could fall over areas that only see snow once every few years.


“This major winter storm will intensify across southeast Australia during Wednesday,” Sky News Weather senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said.

“New South Wales will be the centre of this winter storm in terms of the snowfall over the next couple of days.”

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