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Wet, blustery winter weather sweeps Australia

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Brisk westerly winds between cold fronts are expected to bring patchy rain and highland snow to parts of Australia’s southeast today.

Brisk westerly winds between cold fronts are expected to bring patchy rain and highland snow to parts of Australia's southeast today.

Meteorologists anticipate a deep trough over eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales will bring showers and storms.

Marine wind warnings have been issued for South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

New South Wales

A damaging wind warning remains current for Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and the Australian Capital Territory.

Areas above 1900 metres can expect damaging winds with gusts of up to 120km/h, while those living in areas below this range can expect gusts in excess of 90km/h.

Sydney residents will escape most of the more extreme conditions, but may see a morning shower or two, with a low of 14 degrees Celsius and a high of 22.

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra is also due for morning showers, with temperatures ranging between 8 and 13 degrees.


Brisbane residents will see some rain and a possible storm, while enjoying a comparatively warmer 18 to 24 degrees.


In Victoria, a damaging wind warning remains current for parts of Central, East Gippsland, South West, North Central, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Damaging winds with gusts of up to 100km/h will descend upon elevated regions of eastern Victoria this morning.

More wet weather is expected for Melburnians, with temperatures ranging between 9 to 15 degrees.

South Australia

Adelaide will be visited by showers also, shivering through a low of 9, with the mercury tipped to hit 15 degrees later in the day.

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Hobart can't defy the trend either, with showers arriving later in the day. A low of 9 and a high of 14 degrees are expected.

A slow-moving trough stalling over the region has been blamed for recent cold weather.

Western Australia & Northern Territory

Onshore winds will continue to cause showers over southwest WA and northeastern NT.

Perth will see a shower or two, the mercury eventually climbing from an expected 10 degrees up to a balmy 21.

Darwin alone will enjoy sunshine and hot weather, with a high of 33 degrees forecast. Low temperatures are set to hit a low of 22 degrees.

With Weatherzone.

Source: 9News

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