Just When You Thought Winter Was Over: Snow Is On The Way!
By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist
Although we're now in Spring (much to the relief of our chilly old bones), we have some unfortunate news: Winter will linger on for a little while more, it seems.
There will be massive snow dumps in the Victorian Alps with blizzard conditions. Up to five centimetres of snow could fall in Ballarat, about 100 kilometres from Melbourne, and 10 centimetres in the Otways near Geelong.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon told news.com.au Victoria would experience its coldest snap of the year this week.
Come Back, Spring!
A cold front is expected to be pushed to Australia's south-east thanks to a low-pressure system set to move over the Western Australia and South Australia border. Southern parts of Victoria, as well as NSW and Tasmania, will likely be hit by winds, rain, hail and blizzards, according to news.com.au.
In case you hadn't quite had enough of the snow season, between 80 and 100 centimetres will fall on the Victorian Snowy Mountains, described as the "biggest snow dump of the year" by news.com.au.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon told news.com.au: “For a time of year when you normally see the snow receding it’s an exceptional snowfall for the first week of spring...We did have some mild weather for the start of spring but that has quickly changed and it’ll be a cold one.”
Just when you think you're out of the woods....