Australia Set To Be Battered By Five Major Weather Events Over The Next Few Days
You better batten down the hatches as Australia is set to be absolutely battered by five major weather events over the coming days.
We've already seen snow hit parts of Tasmania in scenes not seen in decades and on the other side, parts of Western Australia have copped a drenching.
But that was only the beginning.
Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe said we can expect more snow, as well as storms, rain, wind, rough seas and freezing temperatures beginning from tomorrow (Friday August 7) until early next week.
"Five major weather events are on the way this week," he said.
"There's one for southern parts of Western Australia, a cold outbreak, then a rain event running through the east, that'll turn into a Tasman Low and then the west will be smashed by a trough that will bring heavy rain and storms to wind up the week.
#NSWWeather, Wetter and windier conditions expected about parts of NSW from Friday to Sunday as a deep low pressure system moves into the state. See the latest state forecast: https://t.co/OxwjrSmTQ7 pic.twitter.com/AixQFiuj75- Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales (@BOM_NSW) August 4, 2020
"An upper cold air pool is driving Western Australia's event while in the south east, extremely cold upper level air is leading to snow falling right down to sea level in some areas."
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There is a rain event that is so massive that it's around the size of Queensland.
Sydney has enjoyed some beautiful weather over the past few days, but starting tomorrow there will be a big temperature drop followed by around 100mm of rain until Monday.
Showers expected to increase about the south and east this afternoon, and will possibly be heavy in the evening as the snowline rises to 600m.- Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania (@BOM_Tas) August 4, 2020
Many warnings are current (including a severe weather warning): find them at https://t.co/1MVVpQ9krt#tasmania #weather pic.twitter.com/uBZbl7EJ4E
If the predictions are right, it could be the third Tasman low the state experiences in as many weeks.
Tasmania and Victoria will also shiver through some blisteringly cold weather as winds from Antarctica move north. Unfortunately, those freezing winds will also affect people in New South Wales and South Australia.
For some parts of the state, the wild weather will already be underway and not many areas will be immune from the conditions once they begin.
Sky News Weather meteorologist Alison Osborne said: "From Wednesday into Thursday things will really kick off. The size of the rain event is massive, it's larger than Queensland."
Hopefully you have your winter jacket, umbrella and gumboots ready for the deluge because it sounds like it's going to be a wild one.
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