Antarctic blasts hits Australia TODAY bringing freezing temperatures, gale-force winds and heavy rain – and it’s only going to get worse

The Antarctic explosions hit Australia today and caused freezing temperatures, thunderstorms and heavy rain – and that only worsens

Australia is now undergoing an explosion in Antarctica, causing stormy winds, freezing temperatures and heavy rainfall.

Severe weather warnings occur in southern Australia, parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

It is expected that a pair of cold fronts will cross the southeastern United States on Wednesday and Thursday, causing adverse winds, hail, snow and rain for the next 36 hours in some areas.

South Australia will be the first state to be hit with a 'pulse of polar air' beginning Wednesday

South Australia will be the first state to be hit with a ‘pulse of polar air’ beginning Wednesday

“One of the strongest cold fronts this winter will sweep south Australia this afternoon and tonight,” said the Bureau of Meteorology.

“The front will encumber much of the southern half of the state with adverse winds, heavy rain showers and thunderstorms.”

Winds will average between 50 and 70 km / h and gusts of more than 90 km / h in the southern coastal areas.

Severe weather warnings are in place across South Australia, parts of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania

Severe weather warnings are in place across South Australia, parts of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania

In Adelaide, drivers were warned of dangerous weather conditions due to reduced visibility in heavy showers and gusts of wind causing road rubble.

A second stronger cold front in the southeast should bring more rain, snow and hail on Friday and Saturday.

Western Tasmania is expected to receive 150 mm of rain, with significant falls also expected in South Australia, Victoria and South New South Wales.

Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT are also expected to experience the brutal cold fronts towards the end of the week

Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the ACT are also expected to experience the brutal cold fronts towards the end of the week

Extreme weather will result in gusts of more than 90 km / h in South Australia and New South Wales.

“Australia can expect several cold fronts, starting with We Australia, who will be the hardest hit,” Weatherzone meteorologist Kim Westcott told Daily Mail Australia.

“Friday and Sunday, the other southern states are hit by cold fronts, with the risk of snow in the stations.”

Wednesday night, more than 1,700 meters of snowstorm are expected in the alpine regions of New South Wales.

Blizzards are expected in the New South Wales alpine areas above 1,700 metres from Wednesday evening

Blizzards are expected in the New South Wales alpine areas above 1,700 metres from Wednesday evening

 

Winds in Sydney are expected to reach 50km/h and 45 km/h in Melbourne

Winds in Sydney are expected to reach 50km/h and 45 km/h in Melbourne

 

“The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service recommends postponing backcountry travel until conditions improve,” warns the Bureau of Meteorology.

Westcott added that the freezing temperatures in Tasmania and Victoria will be “equal”.

BOM issued a severe weather warning in Tasmania that the north and northwest winds had been “damaged” on Wednesday night.

The extreme weather will also bring wild gushes of wind in excess of 90km/h in South Australia and New South Wales

The extreme weather will also bring wild gushes of wind in excess of 90km/h in South Australia and New South Wales

A storm surge weather warning Wednesday in Victoria was also issued in the southern parts of the state.

A wind speed of 50 km / h is forecast in Sydney and 45 km / h in Melbourne.

Canberra will have a maximum temperature of 12 ° C, which will fall to -4 on Sunday.

Hobart will reach temperatures of up to 15 degrees, a minimum of 4 degrees, and, according to Ms. Westcott, it will be the “wettest” of all states.

Western Tasmania in particular will be battered with 150mm of rain with solid falls around South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales\

Western Tasmania in particular will be battered with 150mm of rain with solid falls around South Australia, Victoria and southern New South Wales

Melbourne, which should reach 16 ° C, will also experience chills, but not as brutal as Hobart.

Sydney will have strong northwesterly winds of 50 km / h Thursday morning, but not as cold as in other states.

Meanwhile, Brisbane and Perth will experience a pleasant winter in comparison. The sun should provide temperatures in the early 20’s.

FIVE DAY FORECAST IN YOUR CITY:

Sydney    

  • Wednesday: Low 7, High 18
  • Thursday: Low 9, High 19
  • Friday: Low 9, High 20
  • Saturday: Low 9, High 16
  • Sunday: Low 6, High 17

Melbourne

  • Wednesday: Low 9, High 16
  • Thursday: Low 8, High 15
  • Friday: Low 11, High 15
  • Saturday: Low 7, High 13
  • Sunday: Low 7, High 15

Brisbane

  • Wednesday: Low 12, High 24
  • Thursday: Low 11, High 25
  • Friday: Low 11, High 24
  • Saturday: Low 12, High 23
  • Sunday: Low 8, High 20

Darwin

  • Wednesday: Low 19, High 32
  • Thursday: Low 18, High 31
  • Friday: Low 19, High 31
  • Saturday: Low 20, High 31
  • Sunday: Low 18, High 31

Hobart

  • Wednesday: Low 8, High 15
  • Thursday: Low 7, High 12
  • Friday: Low 6, High 11
  • Saturday: Low 4, High 10
  • Sunday: Low 5, High 12

Perth

  • Wednesday: Low 10, High 19
  • Thursday: Low 9, High 19
  • Friday: Low 8, High 9
  • Saturday: Low 7, High 20
  • Sunday: Low 7, High 21

Adelaide

  • Wednesday: Low 8, High 16
  • Thursday: Low 10, High 16
  • Friday: Low 11, High 15
  • Saturday: Low 8, High 14
  • Sunday: Low 8, High 15

Canberra

  • Wednesday: Low-1, High 11
  • Thursday: Low 2, High 10
  • Friday: Low 3, High 12
  • Saturday: Low -2, High 9
  • Sunday: Low -4, High 10

Source:https://www.dailymail.co.uk