You may not feel ready for Winter, but guess what, it’s well and truly here!

The weather experts are telling us to expect frosty temperatures this week with the mercury dropping over 10C throughout the country.

A cold front coming from the Antarctic is all set to bring on a wintery blast over the next few days and into the weekend.

Some spots will get storms, hail and even snowfall, with Canberra expected to dip below freezing.

Cold Snap

As reported in the Daily Mail, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Sarah Scully said the chill is expected to blanket most of the continent.

‘Very cold air mass is moving from the Antarctic right over the country,’ Ms Scully said.

‘Temperatures will be 8 to 10C lower than the average, even in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

‘It’s a cold snap affecting the whole country, it’s a big one. The effects will be felt right into the weekend.’

The cold front is predicted to bring snow to Victoria at elevations above 800m.

Sydney will see temperatures drop gradually over the week, reaching a chill 9-degreesC on Sunday.

Melbourne temperatures will fall to a low of 8-degreesC on Friday and Saturday.

Brisbane will also shiver with a low of 9-degreesC on the weekend.

Perth has an expected low of 6-degreesC on Thursday.

Canberra will be hit with with a low of 1-degreeC expected on Thursday and -1-degreeC on Saturday and Sunday. BRRR!

Are you ready for Winter? Tell us in the comments below.


  • We missed this cold snap only getting cool at night.

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  • It’s very cold in the mornings and then quite warm later in the day. You now need to have 2 sets of clothes each day.

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  • In SA a few times we have had snow on Mt. Lofty in the Adelaide Hills, at Mount Melrose in the southern Flinders Ranges and on one occasion we had snow in another town up that way. There was photos of cars parked in the street covered with snow,

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  • It’s absolutely freezing here in Melbourne and the snow is falling on the alps.

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  • Let’s go to the snow!! How exciting!

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  • PJs, slippers and Lindt hot chocolate, here I come!

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  • I believe it this morning. It was the first time that I got out of bed and though I might have to part with my summer PJ’s

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  • And fair enough though. It is mid-May and it’s nearly winter. I think we’ve been able to enjoy a longer than usual warmer period due to the longer winter/cooler weather last year. Our seasons are changing, but we shouldn’t be surprised by the cold.

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  • Hey how come Tassie isn’t on there? We get some of the coldest temperatures!

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  • OMG I am not looking forward to winter! It has started to get so cold so early this year.

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  • Autumn does indeed provide a variety of warm and cooler days which is why it is such a delightful season.
    Winter will be here soon enough and we love the cooler days and the change of season and the different activities to engage in during this time.

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  • I think the cold snap has happened so quickly, was in short sleeves one day and the next it’s been heaters on, coats on and warm clothes.

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  • The mornings have been so cold this week !
    No I’m never ready for winter.
    But really our winters here are nothing in compare the winters I experienced while still living in the Netherlands with temperatures that vary from 0-6 C during the day and sometimes -10 til -15C during the night. Mind you, I didn’t have a car and biked 3/4 hour to and 3/4 hour from my work in rain, hail, snow and ice


    • Oh my. I lived in The Netherlands for a couple of years. I remember the first week I was there (December 1996) we reached -21 degrees. We were ice skating in Leiden!

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  • I like winter, but I’m not looking forward to it just yet

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  • Going to be a very cold weekend!

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