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AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Easter long weekend national weather wrap


Easter long weekend national weather wrap audio here.

The Bureau of Meteorology is reminding the public to stay up to date with the latest forecasts and weather in their area this coming Easter long weekend.

Most of the country is looking at fine conditions for the coming few days but several regions are likely to see severe weather:

  • Western Australia's southwest is going to be impacted by a cold front in the coming two days. This will likely bring squally showers and thunderstorms, strong winds and dangerous surf conditions. Temperatures are likely to be well below average behind the cold front, with possible snow on the Stirling Range.
  • Warm and windy conditions are forecast ahead of the cold front, with severe fire conditions possible through the Eucla and southern interior, extending into South Australia on Friday. On Saturday, those elevated fire dangers are expected to move further into South Australia, impacting mainly southern parts of the state including the Mount Lofty Ranges.
  • Showers and thunderstorms are picking up across the Queensland and New South Wales coasts. From Friday and continuing into the weekend, large and powerful swells are expected along the coast from south of Fraser Island to the New South Wales border.

The community is reminded to stay up to date with the latest warnings on the Bureau's website.