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Blustery change on the way for VIC

Ben McBurney, Thursday August 1, 2013 - 18:12 EST

A cold front is set to sweep across Victoria on Friday, bringing rain, strong winds, thunderstorms and snow to the ranges.

The state has enjoyed some pleasant days the last two days after some chilly mornings, and those hoping similar conditions will continue into the weekend may be a bit disappointed.

A strong and gusty southwesterly change will sweep across VIC from tomorrow morning, causing rain areas, isolated thunderstorms and potentially damaging winds.

Ahead of the front northwesterly winds will be strong and gusty, although as the change crosses similar strength winds are expected.

Winds will be strongest about the southwest coast and about the Grampians where gusts may reach up to 90km/h, while they will likely reach up to 100km/h about the Alps. The Melbourne area could see gusts up to 80km/h.

The front will be accompanied by a band of showers and isolated thunderstorms, with the air mass likely to be cold enough to bring small hail in any showers or storms. Any showers will fall as snow down to about 1000 metres.

Conditions will ease overnight, although a secondary, stronger front will cross during Saturday.

- Weatherzone

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