Extreme weather of opposite extremes forecast across Australia

Extreme weather of opposite extremes forecast across Australia
Australia's states and territories are experiencing weather of opposite extremes; with snow on the Victorian Alps and more than a dozen fires raging across the north-east of NSW.
Tomorrow's forecast indicates more extreme weather with a cool change to cities in the south-east and extreme weather warnings for Western Australia and NSW.
Spokesperson from Weatherzone, Graham Brittan, says the contrast between weather conditions around the country is particularly stark.
A fireman looks on as a fire burns bushland in Forster, NSW Mid North Coast. Meanwhile snow is falling on the Victorian alps. (AAP)
"The contrast between south-eastern Alps compared to north-eastern NSW fires makes this a very interesting day for weather," he said.

Extreme heat in Western Australia

Perth is forecast to have one of its hottest November days on record this weekend, as fire danger ratings spike across Western Australia.
A large mass of hot air sitting over Western Australia will cause temperatures to soar over the next three days.
The hottest places will be the Pilbara and Kimberley, where some inland locations are forecast to reach the mid forties over the weekend.
Perth is forecast to reach 35 degrees today and 40 degrees on Saturday, with a minimum of 23 providing little respite from the heat.
Weatherzone predicts this could be the city's warmest November night in nine years and their warmest day (Saturday) in 16 years.

Cold front in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia and the ACT

A vigorous cold front is bringing a burst of wintry showers, small hail and alpine snow to Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria as well as parts of southern NSW.
Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart are all expected to be well below average temperatures for the November.
Adelaide is expected to have a top of 19 tomorrow and a minimum of nine degrees.
Hobart will be cooler with a top of 15 degrees and a low of four.
Melbourne is expected to be well below average temperatures for the month this weekend while Perth swelters in 40 degree heat. (AAP)
Melbourne will be particularly cold for this time of year, with minimum temperatures expected to drop to below ten degrees on Saturday.
Snowfall currently occurring in the Victorian alps could continue tomorrow morning but is likely to cease over the weekend.
Canberra should expect a frosty beginning to the weekend and are forecast to experience the coldest minimum temperatures in the country.
The minimum temperature for Canberra is just two degrees tomorrow and the maximum will stay below 20, peaking at 17 degrees on Saturday and 20 degrees on Sunday.

New South Wales – Extreme weather warning and bushfire danger  

Sydney will avoid most extremes but will be colder than recent days with a top of 21 on Saturday.
However the Bureau of Meteorology has issued severe weather warnings for multiple areas of NSW due to damaging winds.
More 1000 firefighters are attempting to control more than a dozen fires in NSW. (AAP)
As 15 emergency-level fires burn across NSW, firefighters and communities in affected areas will unfortunately be experiencing difficult weather conditions at the weekend.
Temperatures will ease the next few days, although the air will remain dry and gusty winds will make difficult conditions.
"The heat will definitely dissipate but that dry air and strong winds are tricky for containing fires," said the Weatherzone spokesperson.
Brisbane and the Northern Territory will stay relatively stable although they will get slight relief from the heat.
Brisbane will experience a top of 30 degrees tomorrow, which is close to average for the month, as will Darwin that will reach 34.