Meteorologists have warned of an impending high-impact weather event for the south eastern Australia this coming week.
Early forecasts indicate extreme weather with potential cut-off, low-pools of frosty air that could eventually be ‘cut off’ for the belt of westerly winds flowing between Australia and the Antarctica.
A cut-off low is capable of causing a dynamic blend of wild weather featuring heavy rainfall, destructive winds, severe thunderstorms, hail, snow and dangerous surf.
Storm Assist has learnt from a number of forecast models revealing early signs that a cut-off low might track through the southeastern parts of Australia between Monday and Wednesday this coming week.
This upper-level system is likely to impact various areas of Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, the ACT and New South Wales.
Today, moist easterly winds that feed troughs are triggering rainfall and some thunderstorms within the northern tropics.
Onshore winds are delivering very odd light showers to western Tasmania and the coastal areas of Queensland and NSW.
A slow-traveling high has been keeping the rest of Australia dry with clear skies.
In Sydney, the air quality is still poor particularly in the south west where thick smoke covered the city for the better part of yesterday.
Several regions including Camden, Bargo, Bringelly, Liverpool, Campbell town and Oakdale are still witnessing higher levels of air pollution and those at more risk of asthma and related medical conditions have been asked to avoid exposure.
A strong wind warning has been issued for Tasmania, Queensland and Western Australia today.
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