Parts of Victoria have been dusted with snow, as a "real wintry blast" crosses the state, according to Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster, Keris Arndt.
Areas like Lismore and Lake Bolac saw snow, which fell as low as 200 metres, and there's more to come.
"They don't see snow this time of year, or at all, very often," Mr Arndt said.
❄️ Get ready for a blast of winter! Cold and wet conditions across #Victoria to round out the week. By Friday, the snow level will drop to 700m and #Melbourne can expect a top of just 12 degrees! Forecasts online: https://t.co/Qa9eN65MZF#VicWeatherpic.twitter.com/RYafkvYlAc— Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) September 23, 2020
A blast of winter has seen ❄️across parts of #Victoria! This little guy already melting at #Macedon, but further falls to as low as 200m have been observed in the southwest! Please share your snow pics as it continues to fall! #VicWeatherpic.twitter.com/BiFMDKYMa0— Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) September 25, 2020
The cold snap came from a cold front over central Victoria, which moved eastwards, while a low pressure centre crossed Bass Strait.
The Bureau said the low would continue to travel east, over the Tasman Sea through the weekend, as a ridge of high pressure slowly approached from the west.
That meant a cold southwesterly flow was being directed over Victoria through into Saturday.
The ridge will move over the state later on Sunday into Monday, while a trough moves over South Australia.
Mr Arndt said some areas cold expect more snow, in the coming days.
"It's cold enough, it's not out of the question we will see some light snow flurries in these showers, as they come through."
Local hail was predicted for parts of Victoria, on Saturday.
On Sunday, the BoM is predicting morning fog and frost in the north, with isolated showers about southern and mountain districts, clearing during the day.
Snow showers are expected above 1200 metres early.
"We will slowly race back into spring, from Monday, back into the 20's with much more spring like conditions," Mr Arndt said.
"i would call it a wintery blast, towards the end of the week, and then a slow climb back, to spring."
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