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Chilly end to the weekend for SA and VIC

Mellissa Mackellar, Sunday October 13, 2013 - 13:27 EDT

After a sunny start to the weekend a cold front is sweeping across South Australia and Victoria, bringing the weekend to a cold and damp end.

The front crossed southern parts of SA on Sunday morning, bringing cloud, showers and some lightning. This led to a chilly morning, with Adelaide remaining below 16 degrees by midday and gusty southwesterlies making it feel more like 12. After yesterday's toasty top of 27 degrees, locals will be spending their Sunday afternoon bunkered down indoors.

It has been a similar story in VIC where a trough ahead of the front caused showers to spread across the state from the west on Sunday morning. By midday Melbourne had only climbed to 15 degrees, with widespread falls of 2-5mm across the Central District.

During the afternoon the cold front will deliver a blast of blustery winds, with showers and possible small hail and storms to southern parts of the state. Melbourne can expect the front to arrive mid-afternoon, before winds ease during the evening. As the front reaches the state's east, snow falls to as low as 1000 metres are expected along the Alps.

The trough and front will move into NSW during Sunday afternoon and evening, bringing relief to what will have been a very hot and dry day. SA and VIC will see wind and showers easing on Monday and temperatures returning closer to average. The next cold front will reach SA on Wednesday.

- Weatherzone

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