Temperatures drop by eight degrees in a few hours on Sunday in Melbourne while the front continues (stock image)

Connect warmly: Australians are warned of an ice-cold weekend at the door with temperatures falling to 8 ° C within a few hours

  • A cold front to sweep through the southern part of the country this weekend
  • Temperatures in large cities are expected to be cold, together with good snowfall on ski fields
  • The weather in the north of the country will remain warm and sunny in the coming days

Parts of Australia are ready for another icy blast while a cold front invades just before the weekend.

Temperatures will drop by eight degrees in a few hours on Sunday in Melbourne as the front continues.

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania are expected to experience the most intense of the cold weather this weekend.

Temperatures drop by eight degrees in a few hours on Sunday in Melbourne while the front continues (stock image)

Temperatures drop by eight degrees in a few hours on Sunday in Melbourne while the front continues (stock image)

The ski fields are set to receive some good snowfall for the weekend (pictured is Perisher on Wednesday)

The ski fields are set to receive some good snowfall for the weekend (pictured is Perisher on Wednesday)

The ski fields are set to receive some good snowfall for the weekend (pictured is Perisher on Wednesday)

The first of the cold fronts is set to Perth on Thursday afternoon with temperatures falling to 5 ° C overnight.

The low temperatures remain at maximum levels between 15 ° C and 19 ° C up to and including Sunday for the weekend with the mercury.

The cold front is then set to go steadily to the east coast in the coming days.

Adelaide will experience a maximum of 20 ° C this weekend, while Hobart will see a minimum of 2 ° C and a maximum of 15 ° C on Saturday.

Rain and cold showers are predicted from Friday to Sunday.

Those who go to the ski fields, however, are in for a good weekend with snowfall that is likely to bring a new coverage of powder.

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania are also expected to be hit by cold weather this weekend

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania are also expected to be hit by cold weather this weekend

Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania are also expected to be hit by cold weather this weekend

Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive approximately 14 centimeters of fresh snow.

In Victoria, Falls Creek saw up to 19 cm of powder for the weekend and another 25 cm early next week.

The country's capital, Canberra, also has a few icy days ahead, with mercury hitting zero on Friday and Saturday before warming to temperatures of 17 degrees.

In the north of the country, spring weather is expected to continue with the expected temperatures for the weekend.

In Brisbane the city sees maxima in the mid to high twenties, along with mostly sunny weather.

While in Darwin it is even warmer with minima in the low twenties and maximums in the low thirties.

Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive approximately 14 centimeters of fresh snow

Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive approximately 14 centimeters of fresh snow

Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive approximately 14 centimeters of fresh snow

Melbourne and the south of the country are facing a cold weekend with some showers

Melbourne and the south of the country are facing a cold weekend with some showers

Melbourne and the south of the country are facing a cold weekend with some showers

The great snow season continues this week with fresh powder on the ski fields

The great snow season continues this week with fresh powder on the ski fields

The great snow season continues this week with fresh powder on the ski fields

THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY FOR THIS WEEKEND

BRISBANE

Friday: Mostly sunny Min 11 Max 26

Saturday: Sunny Min 12 Max 28

Sunday: Partly Cloudy Min 13 Max 25

SYDNEY

Friday: Mostly sunny Min 8 Max 24

Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 12 Max 21

Sunday: Mostly sunny Min 11 Max 24

MELBOURNE

Friday: Relaxing showers Min 11 Max 15

Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 7 Max 18

Sunday: Showers, wind Min 13 Max 18

ADELAIDE

Friday: shower or two Min 11 Max 16

Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 10 Max 20

Sunday: Showers Min 11 Max 14

PERTH

Friday: Showers Min 5 Max 19

Saturday: Early shower Min 7 Max 15

Sunday: Partly cloudy Min 3 Max 17

DARWIN

Friday: Mostly sunny Min 20 Max 31

Saturday: Mostly sunny Min 21 Max 32

Sunday: Partly Cloudy Min 21 Max 32

CANBERRA

Friday: Light frost Min 0 Max 17

Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 0 Max 17

Sunday: shower or two Min 2 Max 18

HOBART

Friday: shower or two Min 6 Max 13

Saturday: Mostly sunny Min 2 Max 15

Sunday: Late shower Min 5 Max 17

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