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540 line

Indicates the 540 decametre line on the 1000-500 thickness chart. Often used as a rough guide to determine when an airmass is cold enough to produce snowfalls on the Australian southern alpine areas.

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Wet weather looms for southern and eastern Australia

12:06 EST

Widespread showers and some thunderstorms and snow will affect a broad area of southern and eastern Australia at the end of this week.

Victorian ski resorts restrict Melbourne holidaymakers amid coronavirus outbreak

18:42 EST

Victoria's alpine ski resorts have officially barred visitors from Melbourne coronavirus hotspots, as cases in the state's capital soar.