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Freezing weather is expected off the east coast of Australia as the cold front sets in

Winter is here: icy air and hail will blow Australia’s east coast as a cold front comes in – so will it be freezing cold where you are?

  • A cold front today brings icy temperatures and hail storms to Victoria
  • Dangerous winds will blow the south and give a severe weather warning
  • Melbourne sees a sharp drop in temperature, showers and strong winds
  • The cold front brings cold temperatures and strong winds to the east coast
  • Australians have been warned to expect a ‘wetter than average’ winter season

On the first winter day, a powerful cold front will bring icy weather and storms across the east coast of Australia.

A low-pressure system moves through Victoria, bringing rain and potentially dangerous winds to Melbourne on Monday afternoon.

“It feels like a real winter day,” Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke told Daily Mail Australia.

A powerful cold front will hit Victoria Monday and temperatures in Melbourne (pictured) won't pass 13C as the state is hit by dangerous icy winds and hail storms

A powerful cold front will hit Victoria Monday and temperatures in Melbourne (pictured) won’t pass 13C as the state is hit by dangerous icy winds and hail storms

The cold front also brings strong winds and showers to the east coast of Australia. Pictured: Sydney's central business district was ravaged by heavy rains in early March

The cold front also brings strong winds and showers to the east coast of Australia. Pictured: Sydney's central business district was ravaged by heavy rains in early March

The cold front also brings strong winds and showers to the east coast of Australia. Pictured: Sydney’s central business district was ravaged by heavy rains in early March

The cold front will cause significant rainfall, with some parts of the state expected to receive about 5mm while others can see 20mm to 30mm.

“Showers can reach all over Victoria, and some showers contain small hail, so that can lead to additional problems when traveling on the road,” Dutschke said.

There is a warning of severe weather for coastal locations in the southwest of the state, central districts and parts of the Gippsland region.

Mr. Dutschke said that “downpours will be most frequent and heaviest in the Southwest” and noted that “there was a good chance that the winds in the South would be damaged.”

Temperatures will drop significantly with the cool change, with Melbourne’s forecast to reach a high of just 13C, a sharp drop from 17C on Sunday.

Dutschke: “Factor in the wind and it will feel a few degrees colder than the actual temperature.”

The meteorologist said there would be another cold front on Tuesday that would bring more showers to southern Victoria without severe weather warnings.

Pictured: The cold front will cover Victoria and New South Wales on Monday

Pictured: The cold front will cover Victoria and New South Wales on Monday

Pictured: The cold front will cover Victoria and New South Wales on Monday

There is a severe weather warning for coastal locations in southwest Victoria, the central districts and parts of the Gippsland region. In the photo: Mordialloc Harbor in Melbourne

There is a severe weather warning for coastal locations in southwest Victoria, the central districts and parts of the Gippsland region. In the photo: Mordialloc Harbor in Melbourne

There is a severe weather warning for coastal locations in southwest Victoria, the central districts and parts of the Gippsland region. In the photo: Mordialloc Harbor in Melbourne

Australians have been warned to prepare for a wetter than average winter. Pictured: A local Melbourne resident taking on the chilly temperature on Monday morning

Australians have been warned to prepare for a wetter than average winter. Pictured: A local Melbourne resident taking on the chilly temperature on Monday morning

Australians have been warned to prepare for a wetter than average winter. Pictured: A local Melbourne resident who stands up to the chilly temperature on Monday morning

Victoria’s cold front also brings rain and cooler temperatures to the east coast of Australia.

“Sydney will feel it tonight and tomorrow,” said Mr. Dutschke.

Sydney is also experiencing wind and will be pleasantly mild with a cooler change later in the day.

“It will feel quite chilly at night. ‘

Dutschke said that thanks to the cold front, Canberra would also see showers.

“It is getting quite cold and windy,” he explained.

The cold front reflected that Australia would experience more cold days than the average winter season. Pictured: Melbourne pedestrians wearing coats in May to combat the cold

The cold front reflected that Australia would experience more cold days than the average winter season. Pictured: Melbourne pedestrians wearing coats in May to combat the cold

The cold front reflected that Australia would experience more cold days than the average winter season. Pictured: Melbourne pedestrians wearing coats in May to combat the cold

Adelaide will experience the same weather on Monday with a ‘beautiful chilly day with decreasing wind and clear showers’.

Dutschke said Perth would escape the cold front to have a “dry and windy day.”

Brisbane is also said to be ‘comfortably mild’, seeing temperatures in the mid-1920s.

Darwin gets sunny with temperatures in the low 1930s.

Dutschke said, “Hobart will be warmer than Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra, which is a bit unusual.”

It avoids the cold front and experiences a dry day with a top of 16C.

Dutschke said the cold front reflected what the weather had in store for the rest of Australia’s winter season.

Most of the country experiences a wetter than average season.

“We probably have more cold days than the average winter because of the cloud and rain that is there,” he explained.

FIVE DAYS FORWARD AGAIN

SYDNEY:

Monday: min. 8, max. 22

Tuesday: Min 8, Max 17

Wednesday: Min 10, Max 18

Thursday: Min 10, Max 17

Friday: Min 8, Max 19

MELBOURNE:

Monday: min 8, max 13

Tuesday: Min 8, Max 15

Wednesday: Min 10, Max 14

Thursday: Min 6, Max 14

Friday: Min 6, Max 15

PERTH:

Monday: min 11, max 19

Tuesday: Min 9, Max 21

Wednesday: Min 10, Max 22

Thursday: Min 11, Max 22

Friday: Min 10, Max 21

ADELAIDE:

Monday: Min 10, Max 14

Tuesday: Min 9, Max 16

Wednesday: Min 10, Max 16

Thursday: Min 7, Max 16

Friday: Min 7, Max 15

CANBERRA:

Monday: min. 3, max. 12

Tuesday: Min 1, Max 13

Wednesday: Min 3, Max 13

Thursday: min -1, max 13

Friday: Min -1, Max 14

BRISBANE:

Monday: min 12, max 26

Tuesday: Min 13, Max 21

Wednesday: Min 9, Max 21

Thursday: Min 11, Max 22

Friday: Min 13, Max 23

DARWIN:

Monday: min 22, max 32

Tuesday: Min 22, Max 33

Wednesday: Min 21, Max 31

Thursday: Min 19, Max 31

Friday: Min 19, Max 31

HOBART:

Monday: min. 7, max. 16

Tuesday: Min 5, Max 15

Wednesday: Min 7, max 12

Thursday: Min 4, Max 14

Friday: Min 7, Max 15

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