Victoria weather: Freezing temperatures forecast for the weekend, ACT to drop below freezing

Victorians will be shivering over the weekend due to severe frosts and plummeting temperatures.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued a frost warning for all parts of Victoria on Friday morning, with temperatures falling below 0°C in many places.

A partly cloudy forecast could be broken by a 20% chance of showers, but Melbourne is expected to peak at 13°C.

Similar frosts are expected on Saturday as fog and frost are predicted in some areas, with a low of 2C and a high of 14C during the day. Sunday’s report is slightly warmer, with a low of 8C and a high of 14C.

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sky news Chief meteorologist Tom Saunders said there will be a “very cold night” on Australia’s southeast coast from Friday to Saturday, with temperatures hit hard.

A large streak of morning frost can bring temperatures down to -5°C across large swathes of New South Wales, ACT and Victoria.

“Actual temperatures are likely to drop well below freezing, and not just along the ridges,” he said.

Severe frost is expected by Saturday in southern Queensland and New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

“Along the ridges in many cities, temperatures will drop below -5°C; Canberra is currently forecasting -6C on Saturday morning,” Mr. Saunders said.

Light rain is forecast for Sydney on Friday, followed by mostly sunny weather on Saturday and partly cloudy Sunday. On Saturday, a range of 6 to 16 degrees of heat is predicted, and on Sunday – from 6 to 17 degrees of heat.

Temperatures in Canberra will struggle to rise above Friday’s cold high of 13°C. The BOM is forecasting a low of -6C and a high of 12C on Saturday, followed by a range of -2C to 13C on Sunday. While the weekend starts sunny, there can be an average chance of rain on Sunday afternoon and evening.

While there are currently no severe weather warnings in Sydney or Canberra, sheep farmers in the Northern Tablelands, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Southwest Slopes, Snowy Mountains and ACT forecast areas have been warned to exercise caution.

BOM says there is a “risk of losing lambs and sheep” if exposed to Friday’s low temperatures, heavy rains and southwesterly winds. This could also spread to parts of the forecast areas of the Central Plateau, Southern Plateau and Southwest Slopes from Saturday.

Potential flood fears hit Washington

The west coast of Australia can also expect rainy and cold weather from Friday to Sunday due to an approaching cold front. After a Friday morning with showers, strong winds and even a potential thunderstorm, Perth residents can expect an 80% chance of rain on Saturday before dropping to a 50% chance on Sunday. The high of 19°C on Friday will also drop to a range of 10°C to 16°C on Saturday before dropping even further to 7°C-17°C on Sunday.

However, Mr. Saunders said there could be a chance of flash flooding and localized flooding of small rivers by Wednesday in southwestern Washington state. Heavy downpours, triggered by the arrival of the negative Indian dipole, will bring moderate to heavy rainfall Monday through Wednesday, affecting areas between Carnarvon and Yukla in the west and south of the state.

Areas between north Perth and Albany could receive even more than 50mm.

“These winds can be strong to stormy, so we are likely to have damaging gusts and damaging surf and coastal erosion,” Mr. Saunders said.

In Adelaide, sunny weather on Friday could also give way to partly cloudy Saturday with an average chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. and temperature range from 9C to 17C.

This is followed by a very high chance of rain on Sunday, with temperatures also dropping to 15 degrees Celsius.

Originally published as Weather Victoria: weekend hard frosts and low temperatures forecast