According to weather experts, a heatwave in northwest Australia is expected to continue for several days, with temperatures reaching up to 48 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, a cold air mass in the country’s south brought temperatures down to -7 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest recorded summer temperature in the country.
A hot air mass has started to move east over the northwest over the past couple of days. On Wednesday, temperatures reached 45.6 degrees Celsius in Birdsville in Queensland and 44.9 degrees Celsius in Jervois in the Northern Territory.
Weatherzone noted that the heatwave will continue to affect the regions that are experiencing extreme heat next week.
Areas in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, such as Eighty Mile Beach, are expected to experience high temperatures of 48 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
In South Australia, the temperature at Marble Bar is expected to reach 46 degrees Celsius. While the heatwave will continue to affect the Northern Territory, a hot air mass will also move into the state over the weekend.
A cold front that hit the country’s south from Thursday to Friday brought snow to some regions, such as Tasmania, Victoria, and NSW.
Temperatures in some areas, such as Perisher, dropped to -7 degrees Celsius. Cool weather is expected to continue to affect these areas over the weekend. Sydney and Melbourne experienced some of the coolest temperatures, with the former reaching 18 degrees Celsius on Friday.