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Australia is anticipating another disaster on its shores this month according to weather forecasts, as a vicious system promises to tear into the country. Meteorologists have warned a spate of wild weather is heading for Aussies this weekend, which will see a broad mix of frightening conditions. The famously warm country will face extreme chills, snow and rain.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Meteorologist Graeme Brittain revealed a system is edging towards the country to hit on several fronts.
He said the weather would land by the weekend, with Australians likely to see some heavy snowfall and equally heavy winds.
Mr Brittain said: “A frontal system associated with a cold front is lined up for the south-east this weekend, affecting all of South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales from Friday across the whole weekend.
“Over this period, winds will be quite gusty, especially in coastal and elevated parts.”
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While many Australians will find themselves bracing for the bitter chill, Mr Brittain said the Alps would receive the bulk of the snow.
He added: “Snowfall will mainly be in the Alps in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
“The resorts there could pick up some decent snow over the weekend.
“Generally strong and gusty cold winds will be a feature from Thursday through to Monday. It’s not a great weekend to be outdoors.”
On lower ground, people can expect high winds and up to 22 millimetres of rainfall.
A severe weather warning is in place for the southwestern areas of Western Australia.
There, winds could top speeds of up to 60mph, which could pose hazards to farmers with livestock, and may damage some properties.
Thunderstorms and building storm swells will also likely develop on the affected areas.
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Warnings are in place for the following regions:
- Northern Territory
- Summary for the Northern Territory.
- Western Australia
- South Australia
Sydney will emerge unscathed, with sunny skies over June 19 and 20.
The incoming chill outlines the beginning of the Australian winter, which started when the UK entered summer on June 1.
Temperatures quickly plunged in the first week of the month, with lows of 4C and 5C in South Australia and Victoria.
The Australian Capital Territory saw lows of -1C in the mornings on some days, with temperatures eventually climbing to 14C.
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