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Temperature sinks to 7C in Melbourne as cold front brings sub-zero freeze to ski fields

  • Sydney and Melbourne are set to freeze during the final days of autumn 2018
  • Temperatures in both cities is forecast to fall to single-digit figures this week 
  • It comes as a southerly cold front from Antarctica brings snow to Alpine region 

Temperatures in Sydney and Melbourne are set to drop into single-digit figures as a southerly cold front from Antarctica heralds the start of winter. 

Adelaide has already been battered with hailstones and strong winds while snow has fallen in parts of Tasmania and Victoria’s Alpine region, where temperatures have fallen below zero.

Melbourne is forecast to freeze on Wednesday with temperatures of 7 degrees while the mercury in Sydney is tipped to fall to 9C on Thursday as cold front sweeps southern Australia.

Temperatures in Sydney and Melbourne are set to drop into single-digit figures as a southerly cold front heralds the start of winter

Melbourne is forecast to be hit with rain today and tomorrow but will be spared strong winds, which have hit western Victoria

Melbourne is forecast to be hit with rain today and tomorrow but will be spared strong winds, which have hit western Victoria

Weatherzone meteorologist Graeme Brittain said rain was set to hit Sydney early tonight, as a cold front caused temperatures to plunge from 24C to 11C.

‘There’s one arriving today,’ he told Daily Mail Australia today. 

‘We’re going to see rainfall from about sunset, maybe a bit later over Sydney.

‘Behind this, we’ll see much cooler air pushing in.’ 

The final days of autumn are also set to be cool in Melbourne with minimum temperatures of between 7C and 9C from Wednesday to Sunday as part of a cold front bringing snow to Victoria’s Alpine region.

‘We’ll get some snowfall in the wake of this front,’ Mr Brittain said.

Melbourne is forecast to be hit with rain today and tomorrow but will be spared strong winds, which have hit western Victoria.

‘Melbourne will see increasing winds but again the strongest of the winds is confined to south-west Victoria, south-eastern South Australia and Tasmania,’ Mr Brittain said.

‘We’ve seen some quite blistery conditions over South Australia, Victoria and it’s heading towards Tasmania now.’ 

The ski fields are already covered in snow, with temperatures at Mount Buller in Victoria forecast to fall to minus four degrees on Thursday.

The final days of autumn are also set to be cool in Melbourne with minimum temperatures of between 7C and 9C from Wednesday to Sunday as part of a cold front bringing snow to Victoria's Alpine region (pictured)

The final days of autumn are also set to be cool in Melbourne with minimum temperatures of between 7C and 9C from Wednesday to Sunday as part of a cold front bringing snow to Victoria’s Alpine region (pictured)

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