Grey nomads are being warned that a burst of cold weather over the weekend will see temperatures drop to zero in many locations in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Bureau of Meteorology New South Wales Regional Director Barry Hanstrum said the conditions were associated with a series of cold fronts that will begin moving through the state today and will continue over the weekend.
“We’re expecting temperatures will plummet, winds will be fresh to strong, and snow will fall down to low elevations,” Mr Hanstrum said.
Temperatures are expected to drop to single digits or below zero across the south east during the nights and mornings. The fronts will bring snow to the Australian Alpine region on Saturday which will extend right along the Great Dividing Range on Sunday. This could include areas such as Orange, Lithgow, Jenolan Caves, Armidale, Glen Innes, and Barrington Tops.
Anyone planning outdoor activities this weekend, such as bushwalking, camping, and boating, are being warned to keep a close eye on weather forecasts and warnings, and plan carefully for the cold conditions.
NSW SES Commissioner Adam Dent said that there were a range of things people should consider when snow is forecast for their area.
“Heavy snow can quickly make roads slippery and impassable, so if snow is forecast delay non-essential travel. Snow can bring down trees and branches, blocking roads and damaging property,” he said.