Minimum temperature departures from average this morning. BoM
Overnight snow was reported on the NSW Central and Northern Tablelands
and in the TAS highlands. On the NSW Northern Tablelands, Guyra,
Black Mountain, Ebor, the Moonbi Ranges, the high country around Walcha and
Hanging Rock SE of Tamworth all reported snow, with as much as 18cm on the
ground at Hanging Rock. On the Central Tablelands, Orange, Oberon and Taralga
reported light snow showers this morning, with 5cm on
Light snow also continued to fall in the Snowy Mountains. In TAS, Lake St
Clair reported light snow down to the 700m level.
Overnight minima were well below average over an unusually
large part of the continent this morning, with skies clearing and winds dropping
after the week's major cold air invasion. Most noteworthy were minima in the
tropics, where the northwestern NT and northern WA reported overnight lows
6 to 8C below average, and in some cases close to frost level.
Flooding in VIC and TAS continued to move into lower reaches
of the rivers affected. In VIC, the King River remained steady close to the
moderate flood level at Docker, while the Ovens at Wangaratta exceeded minor
flood level this morning and peaked at 12.44m, just above moderate flood level,
at 9pm. Moderate flooding also continued in the Buffalo River. In TAS, flood
peaks are exiting
to minor levels in the middle and lower reaches, with a peak at 6am of 4.8m
at Llewellyn, northeast of Camptell Town. Levels in the Macquarie and Meander
Rivers have all fallen below minor.