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Australia, the next few days are going to be a freezing icy hell

Brace yourselves, winter is coming.

You’re going to want to grab your warmest winter jacket because meteorologists are warning we’re about to be hit by “extreme winter weather” this weekend.

Inland Victoria, Tassie and South Australia are going to cop a brutal cocktail of rain, hail, storms and even snow, as a procession of cold fronts marches eastward across the Great Australian Bight.

The apocalyptic weather will also hit most of New South Wales and Queensland with an “unbelievably severe frost” expected for the two rival states.

For Sydneysiders, while it’s going to be mostly sunny, temperatures will get down to 7 degrees over the next few days while Melbourne and Adelaide will hit an ungodly 3 degrees, and receive some showers towards the end of the week.

Brisbane meanwhile, will get as low as 10.

If you thought that was bad though, spare a thought for the poor Canberrans – not just because they have to live in Canberra, but because it will reach -6 degrees celsius for most of the weekend.

Hobart could receive some light snow with temps down to freezing, but tragically this cold weather isn’t going to result in a big dump of powder for our ski fields.

“The Alps will again miss out on a big snowfall with only a few centimetres for most resorts,” said Mr Saunders.

In fact, it’s looking like it’s going to be one of the worst starts to a ski season on record.

“The natural snow depth is currently below 10cm even on the higher … when the average snow depth in late June is closer to about 60cm.”

So in summary, it’s going to be bloody freezing for most of the country, there’ll even be snow – except none of that snow will be where we actually want snow to be.

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