Weather Cold front bites SE Australia

Cold front bites SE Australia

Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania to be hit hardest by the cold front.
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A strong cold front is set to bring more wintry weather to south east Australia on Thursday, with chilling winds, rain and snow predicted.

South Australia were the first to feel the chilling conditions on Wednesday night, before spreading to Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania today.

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Victoria is expecting to be hit the hardest with a low of 7C and rain almost certain to fall, along with a chance of thunderstorms and hail in the afternoon.

The recent reprieve of warmth ends as Melbournians wake up to a biting breeze, after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for potentially damaging winds around 50 to 60 km/h, peaking at 100 km/h on Thursday.

New South Wales has also received a weather warning with winds averaging 80 km/h and peak gusts in excess of 120 km/h predicted.

Temperature throughout Sydney will forgive the morning frost with a high of 17C and no rain expected.

There is also a chance of snow falling as low as 800m across the two states, according to BoM.

Between 20cm and 30cm of snow is possible for the Alpine areas.

Meanwhile, Tasmania will struggle to reach its top of 13C and a forecast of multiple showers in the evening before temperatures drop to 6C on Thursday night.

The gloomy conditions are suspected to subside by the weekend, with Victoria, (15C) New South Wales (19C) and Tasmania (15C) warming up for the Federal Election on Saturday.

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