We’ve been reporting that it’s about to get absolutely freezing in Sydney by the end of this week with a cold snap of polar air set to hit eastern and southern parts of Australia.
And if you’re wondering just how cold it’s going to get, there’s actually predictions of SNOW in parts of the state! And nope, not just in the alpine regions!
While of course places like Thredbo and Perisher will receive a heavy dumping of snow over the ski fields, parts of NSW further north are also set to turn white!
According to a post to Facebook by SNOWSEARCH Australia, snow is predicted to fall on Saturday in multiple low-lying areas including Orange, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney, Katoomba, Jenolan Caves, Shooters Hill, Crookwell, Yass, Taralga and Goulburn.
In even more shocking news, snow has also been forecast for Queensland on Saturday and Sunday in Stanthorpe! The forecast says that there is a “slight chance of sleet or snow” in the Granite Belt district.
SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE: strongest weather system this winter for SE Australia, with possible sleet/snow on #NSW #Qld border. Video current at 12 pm AEST, 7 August 2019. Check warnings at https://t.co/0iBm75CO79 & follow advice from emergency services pic.twitter.com/0rzydto2yC
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) August 7, 2019
This comes after it was reported by Weatherzone that freezing, Antarctic-borne air would arrive across NSW from Today (Thursday) or Friday
“Some computer models predict that the impending air mass will be one of the coldest so far this season,” forecasters have said.
The cold snap is set to bring a mixture of rain, thunderstorms, hail, low-level snow and damaging winds to the southeast of the country.
So have your snow gear ready to go people! And don’t forget to capture a snap of the weather event if it does happen!