Australia braced for coldest weather snap in 15 years

The southeastern states of Australia are in for a cold spell this weekend heading north from New Zealand via Tasmania, Victoria and NSW.

Some outdoor enthusiasts will welcome the cold weather in Melbourne.

Some outdoor enthusiasts will welcome the cold weather in Melbourne. Image by taki Lau / CC BY-SA 2.0

Snow will fall to 500m and may reach mountains as far north as Queensland. The last time Australia had such a large spread of snowfall was in May 2000, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Anyone planning outdoors activities over the weekend, such as hiking, camping, boating and skiing, have been advised to keep an eye on weather warnings and plan for cold conditions. Read more: theaustralian.com.au

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