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Cold weekend Tasmania records its coldest day EVER after the mercury plunged to -14C 

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Tasmania has recorded its coldest ever day since records began of -13.2C as the rest of the eastern states are warned to prepare for heavy rain and cold temperatures this weekend. 

The Bureau of Meterology labelled this week’s weather as ‘a very significant event’, and beat the state’s previous record of -13C in 1983. 

Video footage, taken on Wednesday, showed Aussie Rules players bracing the icy conditions to train in Launceston in the north of the state. 

A wombat was also filmed wandering along a boardwalk looking for his underground burrow in the snow earlier in the week.

The Bureau of Meterology called the last few days of below zero temperatures in southwest Tasmania (pictured) a very significant weather event

The Bureau of Meterology called the last few days of below zero temperatures in southwest Tasmania (pictured) a very significant weather event

Snow over Flinders Ranges in South Australia on Friday which is rare for the remote region. Pictured: Skytrek Willow Springs Station

Snow over Flinders Ranges in South Australia on Friday which is rare for the remote region. Pictured: Skytrek Willow Springs Station

PICTURED: Aussie Rules players still train despite the icy conditions in Launceston, Tasmania

PICTURED: Aussie Rules players still train despite the icy conditions in Launceston, Tasmania

Further west, it snowed over the Flinders Ranges in South Australia on Friday which meterologists called ‘highly unusual’ for the region.

The Ikara Safari Camp posted a photo of the snow on Mt Ohlsen Bagge at Wilpena Pound captioned: ‘We don’t see this very often. Snuggle up campers.’  

Meterologist Jonathan How said there could also be records broken for lowest maximums around Adelaide with the mercury predicted to reach 10C, the record for the capital is 9.3C. 

Mr How said unusually cold and wet conditions will cover most of south east and eastern Australia over the next few days due to a low pressure system over south western Queensland. 

‘The overall weather pattern we’re seeing in eastern Australia is unusual, we don’t usually see low pressure systems move that far north. That’s why we’re seeing heavy rainfall. ‘ 

That will bring widespread rainfall for southern Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and southern South Australia with very cold temperatures underneath the cloud.

Unusually cold conditions will cover most of south east and eastern Australia over the next few days due to a low pressure system over south western Queensland. Pictured: Skytrek Willow Springs Station

Unusually cold conditions will cover most of south east and eastern Australia over the next few days due to a low pressure system over south western Queensland. Pictured: Skytrek Willow Springs Station

PICTURED: Rare sight of snow on Mt Ohlsen Bagge at the Ikara Safari Camp in Wilpena Pound in South Australia

PICTURED: Rare sight of snow on Mt Ohlsen Bagge at the Ikara Safari Camp in Wilpena Pound in South Australia

Skytrek Willow Springs Station (pictured) took these photos of the snow in Flinders Ranges National Park on Friday

Skytrek Willow Springs Station (pictured) took these photos of the snow in Flinders Ranges National Park on Friday

‘We could also see severe thunderstorms in New South Wales and Queensland with large hail and damaging winds this weekend.’

The rain will then move to the south coast of New South Wales which could receive more than 200mm by Monday or Tuesday, it could also go into far eastern Victoria.

These are the same areas that were devastated by deadly bushfires over the Summer. 

‘The area also received very heavy rainfall recently so the landscape is already saturated. There could be major flooding this weekend and locals are asked to keep an eye on warnings.’ 

FIVE DAY WEATHER FORECAST 

SYDNEY

Saturday: Min 10. Max 18. Showers

Sunday: Min 9. Max 18. Showers

Monday: Min 10. Max 17. Showers

Tuesday: Min 11. Max 18. Showers

Wednesday: Min 10. Max 19. Cloudy

BRISBANE  

Saturday: Min 15. Max 25. Showers

Sunday: Min 12. Max 21. Sunny

Monday: Min 10. Max 21. Cloudy

Tuesday: Min 10. Max 22. Sunny

Wednesday: Min 11. Max 24. Cloudy

ADELAIDE 

Saturday: Min 5. Max 13. Showers 

Sunday: Min 5. Max 15. Cloudy

Monday: Min 5. Max 17. Sunny

Tuesday: Min 9. Max 15. Showers

Wednesday: Min 9. Max 16. Showers

CANBERRA    

Saturday: Min 4. Max 14. Rain

Sunday: Min 3. Max 11. Showers

Monday: Min 3. Max 13. Windy

Tuesday: Min -1. Max 14. Morning Frost, Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 4. Max 12. Showers

 

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 

MELBOURNE 

Saturday: Min 9. Max 15. Showers easing

Sunday: Min 9. Max 15. Showers

Monday: Min 7. Max 16. Cloudy

Tuesday: Min 7. Max 15. Late Showers

Wednesday: Min 11. Max 16. Showers

PERTH   

Saturday: Min 8. Max 21. Cloudy

Sunday: Min 11. Max 19. Showers

Monday: Min 10. Max 17 Showers, Storm Clearing

Tuesday: Min 11. Max 17. Showers Easing

Wednesday: Min 10. Max. 17 Showers

 DARWIN  

Saturday: Min 18. Max 33. Sunny

Sunday: Min 20. Max 31. Sunny

Monday: Min 20. Max 32. Sunny

Tuesday: Min 19. Max 31. Sunny

Wednesday: Min 19. Max 31. Sunny

 HOBART 

Saturday: Min 5. Max 11. Cloudy

Sunday: Min 4. Max 12. Cloudy

Monday: Min 3. Max 12. Cloudy

Tuesday: Min 1. Max 13. Cloudy

Wednesday: Min 6. Max 14. Showers

 

 

Weather Bureau maps show the record-breaking arctic temperatures across Tasmania

Weather Bureau maps show the record-breaking arctic temperatures across Tasmania

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