Antarctica cold wave that brings icy dangerous conditions to the east coast


This week, the fierce cold from Antarctica has hit several states, creating a dangerous winter-like situation.

In New South Wales, the Meteorological Department warns of heavy rains and snow up to 900 meters, while in Victoria, weather forecasters warn of devastating winds and precipitation of up to 250 meters.

Hugh McDowell, a forecaster for the New South Wales Department, said “the outbreak of chills” meant difficult weather conditions.

“I’m coming from Antarctica and it’s changing along the way, but it’s rarely as cold as this,” he told AAP.

A cold front that crosses South Australia and Victoria on Monday has already created a gust of wind.

In New South Wales, snowfall is likely to drop to 1000 meters on Monday nights, but on Tuesdays, low pressure systems cause flash floods in parts of the state, causing winds and winds in plateaus and the Alps. It may snow up to 900m.

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Last year, a polar event also occurred in Australia, and it snowed extensively. A snow-buried tourist near the small town of Snowy Mountains in Adaminaby, Australia, on August 23, 2020. (Photo courtesy of Brook Mitchell / Getty Images)

We could see snow scattered in places such as Orange, Oberon, Blue Mountain, Almadel, Glen Innes, and even Canberra, Cooma and Goulburn.

In Queensland, it can also snow across Darling Downs.

The agency has issued icy warnings on some roads in NSW, stating that people should not drive unless necessary.

Extreme weather is also hitting Victoria.

Forecaster Tom Delamott told AAP on Wednesday and Thursday that Victoria’s cold climate system would be “extremely dangerous.”

“When a low on the East Coast creates strong winds and rushes into Gippsland, it can be destructive and destructive, with very heavy rainfall,” he told AAP.

In some parts of the state, it can rain up to 250 mm, with the risk of flooding.

He said these types of meteorological systems are usually felt on the coast of NSW, but this time Gippsland, and the Central and Alpine regions of Victoria, will also be affected.

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