The dense mist resulted in several major traffic snarl ups and crashes this morning, as authorities urged motorists to take caution on the roads.
A band of heavy storms battered the region last Tuesday night as 51mm of rainfall soaked Forestdale in Logan in just 30 minutes.
The boom comes in the wake of fears in recent times that the unique Ulysses butterfly could become extinct.
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.
Calmer weather is expected in the far south with Canberra set to experience a generally sunny week as temps peak at around 20 degrees and very cold mornings that could plunge to 1 degree on Tuesday and 2 degrees Celsius on Thursday.
The harsh wintry weather conditions also left a trail of destruction on Melbourne roads as the city became awash with rain this afternoon.
A cold front is causing rapid winds and rain to southeast of New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.
According to PERILS’ definition of event, the loss figure includes property as well as motor business lines. Unusual for a hailstorm event, motor losses were equivalent to just 4% of the overall loss incurred by the industry, while 96% was made up of losses relating to property business lines.
The cool change is set to deliver heavy showers and potential hail to Melbourne this afternoon, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) puts in place a road alert for drivers.
Typically, farmers would sow their crops after the break; with the autumn ‘deadline’ coming at around Anzac Day.