Wild weather hits Australia
Autumn arrived with a loud bang in Australia’s southeast, bringing wild weather, flooding and snow. The special delivery straight from Antarctica caused chaos across parts of the country and was set to continue. Rain has battered Tasmania and Victoria has copped snowfalls and freezing winds, causing havoc for motorists. Gusts of 93km/h were recorded at St Kilda, southeast of Melbourne’s CBD. Several people had to be rescued from floodwaters in Tasmania, including a man lifted to safety by a helicopter from a cricket oval in New Norfolk. Temperatures in Alice Springs could sink to freezing overnight.