It’s what weather forecasters are describing as a “polar jet” – a series of icy cold fronts brining snow to greater Sydney and the Australian Alps.
The freezing conditions being experienced by millions of Australia’s on the south-east regions is creating havoc and part delight.
Snow in the Alps
The cold fronts have blanketed the ski slopes with thick snow and the falls were seen as far as Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.
Freezing Sydney Weather
It was so cold in Sydney the temperature dropped to 13C by 5pm however with chill factor it felt closer to 3C.
Image: Snow in the Snowy mountains seen by satellite 🛰 🏔
Wind gusts up to 90km/hr were recorded in Sydney causing air traffic delays.
Polar Jet of Cold
Sydney based forecaster Andrew Miskelly said a series of icy cold fronts from the born out of the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions were behind the severe weather conditions.
Earlier Miskelly showed images of cold winter conditions from Antarctica 🇦🇶 moving up toward Australia, saying it would only take “a mere flap of the proverbial butterfly’s wings” to happen. He was right.
Sydney Weather Forecast
The cold conditions will continue across the week, with a wet and windy weekend forecast, much different to the beautiful weather we had last weekend.
Sydney Forecast as at Tuesday 1am
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Ryan is Contributing Editor