A cold front has started its trek across the southeastern states by bringing rain, storms and strong winds to parts of South Australia.
Widespread falls of 10-15mm have fallen across the Southern Agricultural Areas. Although falls generally haven't been as high as those earlier in the month, it does add to what has been a wet start to winter. The heaviest falls were about the exposed parts of the coast where Neptune Island picked up 17mm, including three millimetres in ten minutes. Neptune Island also felt the brunt of the strongest winds, recording gusts of 104km/h. The suburbs of Adelaide saw below 10mm with winds gusting to around 60km/h.
Over the next few days the cold front will continue its march eastwards. On Friday it will push into Victoria and Tasmania bringing a burst of showers and wind. Northern Tasmania can expect the biggest falls with up to 40mm.
Melbourne can expect a cool weekend with fresh south to southwest winds making it feel a couple of degrees cooler. Showers are also likely, particularly on Sunday when up to 20mm can be expected.
The cold burst of air will produce further snowfalls across the resorts with 15 to 30cm expected during the weekend. Snow could fall as far north as the Central Tablelands in NSW as the cold airmass surges further north on Sunday.
The cold front will move through Sydney early on Sunday morning although little in the way of rain is expected. Brisk winds behind the front will make it feel colder on Sunday afternoon and Monday.
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17:25 EST With lots of talk about the cracker start to the grain growing season, there are plenty of farmers who've missed out on that precious rain.