The residents of south-east Australia are set to experience a chilly day, thanks to the cooler temperatures and winds brought about by the winter season that’s setting in within the southern states.
The cold front tracking through the south-east and accompanied by highly damaging wind gusts moving at 100km/h will affect parts of Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales and South Australia.
Residents of Adelaide woke up to a shocking sight of destruction caused by heavy rains and strong winds that rocked the city overnight.
By 9am, the State Emergency Service had attended to more than 160 calls from residents seeking help, as the cold front ravaged through South Australia.
Wild weather alerts for destructive winds were issued for 10 districts in South Australia, with residents being urged to remain indoors and stay away from windows.
Wind gusts moving at speeds of over 96km/h were noted at Cape Willoughby, while strong winds of maximum speeds of 70km/h were witnessed in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the icy start of winter in the state will see the WA experience a colder, wetter winter even as the weather bureau warns that southern states like WA should brace for heavy storms.
A Paralowie home is one of the properties that were seriously affected when strong winds caused a tree to crash down.
The strong winds ripped off tiled roofs from a number of homes and uprooted and totally destroyed fences. Besides the damaging winds, the BOM reported that heavy showers were recorded throughout the metropolitan.
“Over the Adelaide plains, it was in the order of 10 to 15 millimetres, but it was quite a bit wetter over the hills…generally 20 to 40mm and particularly the southern hills down, including Aldgate, Kangarilla, Macclesfield,” noted meteorologist Simon Timcke.
The extreme weather conditions are expected to ease later today, with a frosty top of 14 degrees being forecast for the city.
New South Wales
The looming low temperatures in the Bass Strait could dump snow at lowest levels over the Snowy Mountain ranges, something that’s bound to put a big smile on the faces of fans of ski ahead of the impending season.
Sydney will be partially cloudy on Monday, with peak temperatures of 22. Clouds are expected to hang over the city throughout the week, with temperatures expected to plunge further, though a brighter Friday is on the way.
Melbourne is forecast to record more showers and it’s going to be windy today, with highs of 13. But those falls are expected to ease tomorrow and linger on through to Wednesday.
Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia
Hobart remains cloudy with peak temperatures of 16, with Tasmania asked to brace for a cloudy week ahead.
Residents of Cairns could experience light showers today, but it will be sunny across the Sunshine Coast all the way to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Perth remains cloudy today with highs of 19, as grey skies are expected to hang over the region throughout the week before a sunnier Friday sets in.
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