A burst of strong, showery winds will hit Tasmania and Victoria during the next few days, making Saturday resemble winter.
According to WeatherZone data, temperatures will hover in the low-to-mid teens on Saturday as the strongest of two cold fronts slices through the region.
Late afternoon, amongst showers, it will only to be about 10 degrees in Hobart and 13 in Melbourne.
It will be cold enough on the mountains for snow.
The windiest period for the Melbourne area will be on Friday afternoon, when gusts exceed 60km/h and possibly reach 80km/h.
These speeds are usually not enough to cause major damage but may bring down branches.
For Hobart, winds may be equally strong on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Gusts should exceed 60km/h each day, possibly reaching 80km/h.
Severe wind gusts, in excess of 90km/h will affect the most exposed coast and mountain areas.
This will be the windiest and wettest few days so far this month.
In recent months a near-stationary high has been dominating the weather.
On Sunday, winds will ease throughout and most showers will have cleared as a high takes over again.
Melbourne and Hobart should pick up 10 to 20mm of rain with potential for 25mm.
Parts of western Tasmania may gain 80mm.
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