Wrap up warm: Australians are warned of a freezing weekend ahead with temperatures set to plummet 8C in a matter of hours
- A cold front set to sweep through the southern part of the country this weekend
- Temps expected to be cold in major cities along with good snowfall at ski fields
- In north of the country warm and sunny weather will continue for coming days
Parts of Australia are set for another icy blast as a cold front sweeps in just before the weekend.
Temperatures are set to plummet by eight degrees in a matter of hours on Sunday in Melbourne as the front moves through.
Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania are expected to experience the most intense of the frigid weather over the weekend.
Temperatures are set to plummet by eight degrees in a matter of hours on Sunday in Melbourne as the front moves through (stock image)
The ski fields are set to receive some good snowfalls for the weekend (pictured is Perisher on Wednesday)
The first of the cold fronts is set to hit Perth on Thursday afternoon with temperatures falling to 5C overnight.
The low temperatures will remain for the weekend with the mercury sitting at maximums of between 15C and 19C through to Sunday.
The cold front is then set to move steadily over to the east coast in the coming days.
Adelaide will experience a maximum of 20C this weekend, while Hobart will see a minimum of 2C and maximum of 15C on Saturday.
Rain and cold showers are forecast for Melbourne from Friday to Sunday.
Those heading to the ski fields, however, are in for a good weekend with snowfalls likely to bring a fresh cover of powder.
Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania are also expected to be hit with cold weather this weekend
Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive about 14 centimetres of fresh snow.
In Victoria, Falls Creek could see up to 19cm of powder for the weekend and a further 25cm early next week.
Also the country’s capital, Canberra, is in for a frosty few days with the mercury hitting zero on Friday and Saturday before warming up to temperatures of 17 degrees.
In the country’s north, the spring weather is expected to continue with temperatures forecast to remain warm for the weekend.
In Brisbane, the city will see maximums in the mid to high twenties along with mostly sunny weather.
While in Darwin it will be even warmer with minimums in the low twenties and maximums in the low thirties.
Perisher Valley in New South Wales is expected to receive about 14 centimetres of fresh snow
Melbourne and the south of the country is in for a cold weekend along with some showers
The great snow season is set to continue with fresh powder at the ski fields this week
THE WEATHER IN YOUR CITY FOR THIS WEEKEND
Friday: Mostly sunny Min 11 Max 26
Saturday: Sunny Min 12 Max 28
Sunday: Partly cloudy Min 13 Max 25
Friday: Mostly sunny Min 8 Max 24
Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 12 Max 21
Sunday: Mostly sunny Min 11 Max 24
Friday: Showers easing Min 11 Max 15
Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 7 Max 18
Sunday: Showers, wind Min 13 Max 18
Friday: Shower or two Min 11 Max 16
Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 10 Max 20
Sunday: Showers Min 11 Max 14
Friday: Showers Min 5 Max 19
Saturday: Early shower Min 7 Max 15
Sunday: Partly cloudy Min 3 Max 17
Friday: Mostly sunny Min 20 Max 31
Saturday: Mostly sunny Min 21 Max 32
Sunday: Partly cloudy Min 21 Max 32
Friday: Light frost Min 0 Max 17
Saturday: Partly cloudy Min 0 Max 17
Sunday: Shower or two Min 2 Max 18
Friday: Shower or two Min 6 Max 13
Saturday: Mostly sunny Min 2 Max 15
Sunday: Late shower Min 5 Max 17