Big freeze strikes Australia just days from SUMMER: Polar blast lashes the east coast sending temperatures plunging- so when will it start getting warmer?
- Australians on the south-east coast have woken up to a freezing Thurs morning
Australians on the east coast have woken up to an unusually chilly morning as a polar blast sends temperatures falling way below the November average.
The cold weather is due to a ‘polar vortex’ sweeping up from Antarctica, with Sydney reaching just 10C after 5am on Thursday, while Melbourne was a freezing 7.2C overnight.
Mount Hotham in the Victorian Alps hit -7C overnight, the state’s coldest temperature on record for November, the Bureau of Meteorology reported.
Ballarat fell to 1.8C, and Hamilton, in the state’s southwest, reached 3.7C.
Those living in the nation’s capital woke up to a brutal morning with temperatures hitting as low as 5C in Canberra, while Hobart was 8.9C.
While temperatures are set to rise across the capital cities throughout Thursday, it will be unseasonably chilly for this time of year, with summer just around the corner.
Australians on the east coast have woken up to an unusually chilly morning as a polar blast sends temperatures falling way below the November average
Sydney will reach a top of 20C, Melbourne will reach just 17C, Hobart will have a maximum of 16C, while Canberra’s highest temperature will be 18C.
Brisbane will see a warmer day than the southern cities with the Queensland capital set to hit 26C.
More to come