Cold blast to sweep across parts of Australia, Melbourne expects coldest April day since 1960


A deep, polar low is forecast to sweep across parts of southeastern Australia over the next couple of days, bringing cold, wet, and windy conditions. Heavy rains are expected in some areas, while Melbourne could experience its coldest April day in 60 years.

A cold front is forming in the southern Indian Ocean, driven by a deep, polar low. It is set to bring cold, wet, and windy conditions– some of the most significant as Australia heads towards winter. The front will begin in Western Australia, but Perth will remain sunny through most of this week.

"Everything changes from Wednesday," Keris Arndt from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said

"In Victoria, we’ll see rain developing overnight on Tuesday and then spreading eastwards reaching Melbourne early afternoon on Wednesday, which will likely bring some thunderstorms before some really cold air moves over."

Up to 30 cm (12 inches) of snow is expected through the alpine regions of Canberra, Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania on April 30.

"As we head into Wednesday, we’ll start to see some significant prefrontal rain in areas where it’s desperately needed across the northern country of Victoria to the state’s northeast and then west of the divide in NSW," said Sky News meteorologist Alison Osborne,  

Aside from rains and snow, hail is also in store for southeastern states, including Victoria, Wednesday onwards.

Southern NSW and the ACT will be very wet on Wednesday and Thursday, with about 50 mm (1.9 inches) of rain expected in Canberra. It will be cold in the capital with a temperature of 17 °C (62.6 °F) on Wednesday pummeling to 9 °C (48.2 °F) on Friday and a piercing low of 3 °C (37.4 °F) as the region moves into very windy and cold Thursday.

Temperatures in Sydney will drop to 18 °C (64.4 °F) on Friday, with lows about 10 °C (50 °F) later in the week. Rains and some sustained and heavy showers are also possible.

Melbourne is expecting its coldest April day since 1960 if it falls below 13.2 °C (55.8 °F) on Thursday, as per forecast.

Cold temperatures will also be felt in the southern capital cities. Moving onto Friday, it will be very cold across most capitals.

Forecast models

Featured image credit: GFS, TropicalTidbits

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