Coldest day in a CENTURY: Parts of the Australian east coast shiver through the coolest May day in 98 years – and it doesn't get much warmer today
- Brisbane experienced the coldest May day since 1922 at 15 degrees
- A cold start has affected a large part of the country due to several cold fronts
- The weather continues with cool temperatures predicted a week before winter
Brisbane experienced its coldest May day in a century when the mercury reached just 15 ° C on Friday around 1 p.m. – and the cool snapshot is there to stay.
The temperature, including wind chill, was even colder and dropped to 10 ° C at 3 p.m., according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The cold start was not just limited to the north, as New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia also had an icy weekend thanks to two cold fronts that swept across the states.
QLD MP Anika Wells took the cold weather with humor and said residents should take off their winter jackets
Several cold fronts cause a cold start in large parts of the country
This week there is snow in a playground at Blackheath Soldiers Memorial Park in New South Wales
Western Australia was also hit by cool weather after the remains of a tropical cyclone also formed a cold front over the state.
The Australians should be prepared for persistently cold weather throughout the week and we are going into winter. Most major cities are forecast on Sunday with a maximum of 20 degrees or less.
The cold fronts also mean that wet weather persists with large parts of the country predicting cloudy conditions and showers.
The BoM warned earlier this week of heavy rain and violent winds in NSW
Pictured: Snow falls in Yetholme east of Bathurst on Thursday evening
A storm warning was issued on Saturday in Sydney when massive waves hit many of the city's surfing beaches, including Bondi.
A layer of cold, dry air, rain and thick cloud cover causes the unusual weather.
"It works like an evaporative air conditioner," said meteorologist Lauren Pattie on Friday.
Ms. Pattie also said that the cool weather is expected to continue until next week and that frost may be available in some areas starting on Sunday.
Her office colleague, meteorologist Rosa Hoff, agreed and said the cold weather would last until Sunday.
Brisbane is expected to drop to just nine degrees overnight before warming to 21 degrees by noon.
A person watches the big surf off Ben Buckler Point in Bondi on May 22nd
The last time Brisbane peaked at 15 degrees was in 1922. Other regional centers also broke records for decades.
Longreach and Charleville, in the state's Midwest, had the lowest highs in May at 14.6 and 13.2 in 50 years.
Earlier this week, an icy explosion was pulled through the state in New South Wales, causing hail, snow, and high winds.
A low-pressure system that caused the cold snap had increased the total amount of precipitation on the coast up to 80 mm before it left Sydney on Friday morning.
Sydney reached a maximum of 17 degrees on Saturday, but the apparent temperature was lower considering the wind chill and cloudy conditions.
New South Wales has to be prepared for cold weather again on Sunday, with a minimum of 12 degrees and a maximum of 20 degrees, which is forecast with showers.
In the meantime, Melbourne residents have to deal with the city, which is set to a maximum of 16 degrees on Sunday.
In Western Australia, category 1 tropical cyclone Mangga brought rain and gusty winds to the Cocos Keeling Islands off WA's northwest coast overnight.
The remains of the system are expected to combine with a cold front in the south and produce dangerous weather. Wind gusts of up to 100 km / h are possible for almost the entire west coast.
And in Canberra, the mercury will drop to a night temperature of 4 degrees on Sunday and then rise to only 14 degrees during the day.
The cold weather had also prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to warn Grazers to keep an eye on their herds, with frost expected in some areas.
Pictured: Snow falls in the Blue Mountains on Thursday evening
According to the BoM, record temperatures were also recorded in other regional areas of the QLD on Friday
THREE-DAY WEATHER FORECAST
SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 19. Shower or two.
SUNDAY: Min 12. Max 20. Showers.
SATURDAY: Min 12.Max 20. Cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 12.Max 20. Cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 10. Max 17. Showers.
SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 17. Partly cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 1. Max 14. Possible shower.
SUNDAY: Min 4. Max 15. Cloudy.
SATURDAY: Min 9. Max 15. Showers.
SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 16. Shower or two.
SATURDAY: Min 11. Max 26. Sunny
SUNDAY: Min 14. Max 21. Showers.
SATURDAY: Min 9. Max 14. Showers.
SUNDAY: Min 9. Max 13. Shower or two.
SATURDAY: Min 19. Max 28. Partly cloudy.
SUNDAY: Min 19. Max 30. Mostly sunny.
Source: Office of Meteorology