Sydney awoke to a frigid Saturday morning, with temperatures dipping to a brisk 7.3 degrees in the CBD at 7:15am.
The most powerful June cold front to move across south-eastern Australia in three years will chill coastal cities but turn alpine resorts into wintry idylls.
The state's ski resorts have had a "season defining" snow dump that could lay the foundation for a bumper season.
Up to 40 centimetres of snow has fallen at the mountain snowfields south of Canberra.
Sydney's run of well-above average temperatures is about to come to a chilly halt that will please few save those headed for the snowfields.
A severe cold snap is expected to dump up to up to 60 centimetres of snow at the mountain resorts south of Canberra over the coming days.
Alert out for lambs and hungry sheep as more rain to come with wind.
The southern hemisphere will have its shortest day of the year on Tuesday, with almost 10 hours of sunlight and 14 hours of night.
The rainy weather may have forced most Canberrans to spend the weekend indoors, but when the clouds clear snow-seekers can look forward to the first big snowfalls of the season thanks to a cool change expected later in the week.
Sydney's Sunday will remain soggy for most of the day with parts of the city expected to cop up to 50 millimetres of rain.
Emergency crews expect to be on standby until at least Monday as another east coast low is forecast to bring heavy rain and possible flooding to parts of New South Wales.
As coastal councils brace for another hammering of their beaches over the weekend, new research methods are emerging that could help local communities assess the threats from beach erosion.
Showers on Friday were just a preview for even wetter weather Canberra can expect over the weekend.
New research published as eastern Australia braces for second east coast low in as many weeks.
Sydney's major dams may spill next week if a forecast storm brings even moderate rainfall to the area.
Residents across an arc of eastern Australia stretching from Queensland to Tasmania should be on watch for more potentially severe weather this weekend as another winter storm loom, the Bureau of Meteorology said.
Forecasters say southern Queensland will cop another drenching.
NSW may be in for another winter storm bringing heavy rain and a coastal storm surge with another east coast low projected to form off the coast.
Thredbo top station had nothing on Canberra on Monday morning.
The 2016 winter is likely to bring two of the three weather patterns which, in combination, create the ideal conditions for a bumper snow season, climate experts say.
A man whose million-dollar beachfront property on Sydney's northern beaches was damaged by king tides says he and his neighbours are happy to chip in for the construction of a seawall.
It's an arachnophobic's worst nightmare. As the flood emergency continues to grip parts of Tasmania, millions of tiny spiders have evacuated their waterlogged nests and burrows and taken refuge in the trees in the town of Westbury, near Launceston.
Volunteers are racing against the clock to shore up vulnerable beachfront homes in Sydney's north ahead of the arrival of another king tide on Tuesday night.
Higher parts of ACT could receive wind gusts up to 90 kilometres per hour on Thursday, meteorologists have warned.
Collaroy Beach has lost 50m of sand following the massive storms and king tides that hit Sydney over the weekend.
Huge waves and king tides pummelling the NSW coast have eroded away about 50 metres of Narrabeen and Collaroy beaches, where a number of badly damaged waterfront properties remain at risk of toppling into the sea, an expert says.
At least three people are dead, buildings on Sydney's east coast are on the brink of collapse and parts of the city's south-west still submerged in water as the destruction from a weekend of wild storms and huge seas became evident on Monday.
Sydney is recovering after a weekend being battered by a major storm fuelled by an east coast low pressure system.
Wild weather across the country has claimed three lives following three incidents of cars being swept away in flood waters.
Three motorists have died in the floodwaters following the NSW storms.