Snow could fall on Melbourne’s outskirts and in parts of New South Wales as a cold front pushes across the country, bringing freezing temperatures and rain.
Temperatures in Melbourne are not expected to get above 13 degrees Celsius until Tuesday, while similar conditions are predicted for Hobart and Adelaide.
The South Australian capital on Thursday shivered through its coldest day in four years, reaching only 12.6C.
Melbourne commuters were hit with heavy rains as a large front moved over the city from the west during peak hour.
After an already windy day, a severe weather warning remained in place for those in the state’s North Central, North East, Central, and Gippsland regions with gusts up to 95 kilometres an hour predicted.
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Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecaster Keris Arndt said Victoria’s snow level had been hovering about 1,400 metres this week, but that could drop to 500 metres on Friday.
That means the possibility of snow falling in places like the Grampians, Yarra Ranges and Mount Dandenong.
“There could be some decent flurries, but you’d have to be fairly elevated to see it settle on the ground for some time,” Mr Arndt said.