South-east Australia to face more cold temperatures, gusty winds in spring

SYDNEY, Nov. 21– The Australian Bureau of Meteorology warned that a late spring cold burst is moving over south-east Australia, with damaging winds, cold temperatures and low-level snow impacting multiple states. In a statement released on Monday, the weather authority said that wind gusts of 70-90 km/h have been observed across parts of Melbourne, the capital…

SYDNEY, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) — The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warned that a late spring cold burst is moving over south-east Australia, with damaging winds, cold temperatures and low-level snow impacting multiple states.

In a statement released on Monday, the weather authority said that wind gusts of 70-90 km/h have been observed across parts of Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, leading to trees toppling in some parts of the city.

Widespread strong to damaging winds above 90km/h are expected to continue through a Severe Weather Warning area, which covers parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW).

Peak gusts approaching 100km/h are possible, especially about the coast and elevated terrain, said the BOM, adding that the risks of trees and powerlines toppling are rising due to ground saturation.

The authority also said that maximum temperatures will be 6-14 degrees below average for this time of year, but the gusty winds will make it feel much colder.

Snow is possible above 500m in Tasmania, and 800-900m in Victoria and NSW, said the BOM.

The NSW State Emergency Service said that it has been working with communities in western NSW impacted by floods while responding to calls in Greater Sydney after strong winds brought down trees and damaged buildings. Enditem

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