SPRING may have sprung but for many across the Mid North, they woke to a blanket of snow.
Most international models now believe all necessary thresholds for a La Nina will be met before the end of October.
The strong front will cause small hail and allow snow to reach low levels in southern and central NSW.
American meteorologists have officially called a La Nina event in the Pacific Ocean but the BOM is holding off on a similar call - for now.
An active trough of low pressure moving in from SA during this coming weekend is likely to briefly break this pattern
Welcome rain has soaked the Grampians regions right as reserves were beginning to get depleted, setting up hopes of a ripper spring.
Western Victoria and SE South Australia were the headline acts in terms of weekend rain, but it may be western NSW's turn this week.
Australia is likely to receive stronger and more frequent El Nino activity over the coming decades, according to a new study.