Wintry across SA, NSW, VIC, TAS
cold morning in SE QLD, NE NSW
Above: The front moves
through NSW, ushering in a very cold, dry SW airstream, while the cold
air spawns a Low to the east of Tasmania. These surface charts are for
4am, 10am, 4pm and 10pm EST. BoM.
Right: Minimum temperature
anomalies this morning. BoM.
Below: IR satellite hourly images from midnight to 6pm (11am missing).
Wispy frontal cloud dissipates by midday. Cold air cumulus swarm across the SA
die as they move inland. The lighter grey tones evident over VIC and southern
cooling of the ground rather than cloud, although the slightly colder tops of
cloud buinding up west of the NSW Central and Southern Tablelands are evident
from midday onwards. Weatherzone, BoM. (GMS-5
backup with GOES-9 operated by the joint effort of JMA and US
NOAA NESDIS over the Western Pacific)
Cold, gusty southwesterlies surged across southern NSW, southeastern
SA, VIC and TAS today, but were significantly drier than in last
week's cold outbreak. As a result, any reasonable snowfalls were limited
to the the higher windward slopes in VIC and the NSW Snowy Mountains. While
the airmass was cold, and biting winds made it seem moreso, big doses of
sunshine kept maximum temperatures only between 1 and 4 below average.
In NSW, Perisher Valley and the Kosciuszko Chalet both reported
20cm of new snow overnight and a further 15cm 9am to 3pm. Top temperatures
were -3.0. Down in the valley, Thredbo Village it seems had an idyllic day
with a mix of snow
light winds and a top temperature of zero. Away from the Snowies, miniscule
reported from Katoomba, Oberon, Taralga and the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Canberra Airport reported hail showers at 3pm.
Elsewhere in the southeast, snow was reported from the TAS
Central Plateau, and hail showers were common in TAS, SE SA, and western VIC.
Isolated heavy showers fell SE and SW of Melbourne with the passage of the
front this morning. Wonthaggi reported 33.8mm to 9am and a further 15mm 9am
Weeaproinah in the Otways recorded 40.4 for the 24 hours to 9am.
Overnight temperatures were close to record territory for
the third day in a row in SE QLD and NE NSW. Glen Innes Airport recorded -10,
while Gatton's -3.1 was 9.4 below average. Other low figures are given below.