Australia hit with extreme cold front


THE southeast coast of Australia is bracing for a chilly day. Time to grab those blankets and hot water bottles.AUSTRALIANS have packed on the layers as chills blew across southeast Australia thanks to the cold front that’s been pushing through the Great Australian Bight since Wednesday.

The mercury plunged to below 10 degrees in every capital city except for Darwin but it’s NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania that’s feeling the cold dip the most.Sydney had a low of eight degrees this morning, but those in the western suburbs are still feeling the chill. Katoomba is currently sitting at a brisk 1.7 degrees. Further afield, Oberon, west of the Blue Mountains, had significant snowfall overnight.

Severe weather warnings have been issued in parts of the Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra and South Coast districts in New South Wales.

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