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Wintery weekend across southeastern Australia

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Plunging temperatures and widespread low-level snow is transforming multiple states & territories into a wintry wonderland this weekend.

Plunging temperatures and widespread low-level snow is transforming multiple states & territories into a wintry wonderland this weekend.

A complex frontal system is generating powerful winds & showers in South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & NSW. Showers are falling as snow on the alps & in highland Tasmania.

Dry, gusty winds across the eastern interior are raising dust. A high is keeping WA and in the interior settled.

Here's the state-by-state forecast for Saturday, August 22, 2020:


A slight to medium chance of a shower about the Granite Belt, mostly sunny elsewhere with a slight risk of morning frost over parts of the southeastern interior.

Maximum temperatures above average in eastern and northern districts, and at or below average in southern districts particularly in the southwest. Minimum temperatures generally close to average with overnight lows of 5C in Dalby and 7C in Hervey Bay. Top temperatures of 27C in Rockhampton and a cooler 22C on the Gold Coast.

Light to moderate southeasterly winds in the north. Winds tending moderate to fresh west to southwesterly through central and southern Queensland, and fresh to strong and gusty about the southeast quarter of Queensland.

Fire Danger - Very High over much of eastern Queensland, and about parts of northern Queensland.


A few showers on and west of the ranges, with the chance of a thunderstorm and possible small hail, particularly over the southern half.

Snow falling above 500 metres on the southern ranges, with the chance of blizzards about the Alpine peaks. Snow showers to 600 metres on the central tablelands and possibly on the northern tablelands above 900 metres.

Mostly dry along the coast and in the far northwest. Daytime temperatures well below average with highs forecast to reach 14C in Wollongong, 9C in Wagga Wagga and 7C in Canberra. Overnight, temperatures will drop to lows of -1C in Orange.

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Fresh to strong westerly winds, particularly in the east with possible damaging gusts. A Severe Weather Warning is in place for damaging winds for people in: Illawarra and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, are likely about higher parts of the Illawarra, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, ACT, Southern and Central Tablelands districts from Saturday mid-morning, extending to coastal parts of the Illawarra by afternoon.


Widespread showers, isolated thunderstorms across southern and mountain areas, with scattered showers extending over remainder during the day. Local small hail, with snow above 500 metres, retreating above 700 metres during the day.

Cold with fresh and gusty west to southwesterly winds, strong about the coast and Alpine peaks. Overnight temperatures dropping to 2C in Bendigo and 3C in Ararat, while daytime highs will reach 12C in Melbourne and 15C in Merimbula.

A Severe Weather Warning is in place for damaging winds for people in: East Gippsland, South West, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts. Gust strength will likely ease along the Bass Coast during early Saturday morning and across Alpine areas by later Saturday morning.


Showers increasing about the south, east and central parts. Mainly fine elsewhere.

Possible thunderstorms about the south and east in the afternoon and evening. Possible small hail. Snow falling above 500 metres, rising to above 700 metres around midday.

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Southerly winds, becoming locally fresh and gusty.

Temperatures reaching tops of 13C in the north and a cooler 9C in Hobart, where the mercury will drop to overnight lows of 3C.


A high chance of showers about the southern agricultural area increasing to a very high chance over the South East districts, Mount Lofty Ranges and southern Flinders, grading to a slight chance over the south of the Pastoral districts.

Possible small hail possible about central and eastern parts of the agricultural area, contracting eastwards during the day. Possible morning thunderstorms in the South East districts. Early morning fog patches in the far west.

A cool to cold day with mainly fresh southwest to southerly winds, strong at times over the agricultural area. Winds easing later. Top temperatures of 13C in Adelaide and Whyalla, with overnight lows of 5C in Roxby Downs and Coober Pedy.


Showers developing southwest of a line from Jurien Bay to Northam to Bremer Bay.

Patchy light rain also possible over remaining northern parts of the South West Land Division, southern Gascoyne and the central Goldfields.

Temperatures reaching highs of 19C in Bunbury, 21C in Perth and warmer up the coast, with highs of 26C in Carnarvon.


Sunny apart from patchy morning fog about the Top End.

Mainly light winds across the Daly District. Moderate east to southeasterly winds elsewhere tending south to southeasterly over the Simpson District. Fresh and gusty at times about the east coast during the day.

Darwin will see daytime highs of 33C and tops of 30C in Tennant Creek.

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Fire Danger - High to very high north of Elliott.

- Reported with Weatherzone and Bureau of Meteorology

Source: 9News

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