A polar blast is spreading out over the mainland as I write this.
Whether it is related to the unusual stratospheric warming event I mentioned earlier this year I do not know, but we are having a very wet and cold November in southern Tasmania, after hitting 34C and humid just a few days ago.
The Snowy Range is well covered in white.
Meanwhile, north of the polar intrusion, unprecedented fires burn in NSW/SEQ (below) …
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See a series of pictures of the developing NSW fronts here.