Australia: Tasmania flooding worsens as Huon River rises

The Huon River in southern Tasmania has risen higher than predicted, posing the greatest flood risk in 20 years.

The council and SES began sandbagging the area last night after heavy rainfall and snow in the area over the past few days.

They also conducted doorknocks to warn residents of potential flooding.

A snowy and wet few days - Your Weekend Weather Highlights

The weekend looks to start a little more settled, but winds up in a similar vein to the end of the week.

We're looking at more snow, more rain and more strong winds in many areas as a result of a lingering low pressure system and Antarctic southwest airflow pushing across much of the country.


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More incoming - The Big Picture on Friday

Friday sees more rain and wind on the way from the Tasman, while a very cold change is brewing too - bringing winds up from the Antarctic seas below us! 

A front moves over the South Island in the morning, then onto the North Island in the afternoon - bringing the aforementioned rain and wind.

Smack bang in the middle - Your Thursday Weather Video

Temperatures around the country have finally dropped to "normal" winter levels - but the season so far has been so unusual that they feel a lot lower than that!

We may be smack bang in the middle of winter, and we're also right in the middle of a week-long period of low pressure dominance over the country.

Australia: SA counts cost as 'wild week' of damaging weather eases

The wild weather that has lashed South Australia this week has finally eased, with State Emergency Service (SES) crews only receiving a handful of calls for help since midnight.

Crews were called to more than 1,755 jobs since Saturday night as damaging winds brought an unprecedented number of trees down across the Mount Lofty Ranges, Fleurieu Peninsula and metropolitan Adelaide.

More winter to come - Your Weather Highlights for the next 3 days

The end of the week looks pretty rough, with more rain, more wind and more snow on the way around New Zealand.

A moving front - The Big Picture on Thursday

The rough, cold and wet weather is continuing - with a front moving off the North Island in the morning, and while that wet weather continues, rain does ease for many in the afternoon, while winds remain fairly gusty from the west or southwest too. 

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Australia: Bitter cold, hail & snow in VIC (+PICS; VIDEO)

A bitter cold that brought winds, hail and snow to Victoria is set to continue for the state but destructive winds will dissipate.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts today will have the worst of the weather, with temperatures close to zero expected across Victoria and strong winds and thunderstorms hitting coastal areas.

The rough stuff - Your Weather Highlights for the next 3 days

There's heavy rain, strong winds, low temperatures and snow this week - welcome to the school holidays, kids!

The midweek is looking rough in some parts of the country, and while everyone will get a taste of the lower temperatures, the worst of the weather looks confined to a few key areas through the next 3 days.


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Heavy rain, gale winds arrive - The Big Picture on Wednesday

Here comes the winter we've all been waiting for!