A “strong” cold front will bring the heaviest low-level snowfall of 2022

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The cold winter is not yet over with Australia with a “strong” cold front expected to sweep across the southeast today.

The weather system is expected to bring the heaviest low-level snowfall of 2022 along with damaging winds and heavy rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said snow at 300m is possible for Tasmania and as low as 500m for the mainland.

The cloud speckled field lurking in the Great Australian Bight is an indicator of snow. (weather zone)

Satellite imagery shows a distinctive “mottled” cloud field, which is an indicator of snow.

“These clouds form when very cold air moves over a relatively warm ocean area, causing a large number of individual cumulus clouds to develop over a wide area,” Weatherzone said.

“Each of these cloud cells can produce rain, hail, snow and thunderstorms, with patches of clear skies in between.”

Over the next few days, the cold front will produce heavy rain and the potential for severe thunderstorms.

“Rain will spread over a wide area of ​​south-eastern Australia over the next two to three days, with widespread falls of 10-30mm and isolated totals above 50mm, most likely in the west. of Tasmania,” Weatherzone said.

Severe weather warnings and flood watches have been issued. Residents are welcome to stay through the final warnings here.
Three-day cumulative precipitation forecast for the 72 hours ending at 10:00 p.m. AEST on Wednesday, August 24.
Three-day cumulative precipitation forecast for the 72 hours ending at 10:00 p.m. AEST on Wednesday, August 24. (weather zone)

The BoM warns that ‘very cold air’ will be felt in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania as the cold front moves east .

Unique digital lows will be felt in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Hobart.

Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Range in the southwest of Western Australia has been transformed into a winter wonderland.

Rare flurry of snow dust in Western Australia

Temperatures in Canberra and Hobart will drop to 3°C, while Melbourne will see lows of 5°C and Adelaide of 7°C.

A low of 12C is forecast for Sydney tomorrow, it will be even colder on Wednesday with the mercury dipping to 7C.

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