A series of cold fronts will bring a cold, windy and wet time for Victorians.
Cloudy conditions with widespread showers will continue on Tuesday, ahead of a cold front which is currently moving over South Australia. Showers are likely to be heaviest in the North East during Tuesday with rainfall totals in the region of 15-25mm. This front will weaken and slip south before it can cause much carnage.
On Wednesday, gale force winds will develop over the Western and Central coasts, ahead of the next system. The North East district is likely to experience the heaviest falls again with an estimated additional amount of 15-20mm in the rain gauge. This has prompted a flood watch across the North East River basins and catchments.
Starting from early Thursday morning, a bigger, badder and colder front will move through Victoria.
This front brings heavy showers, brisk southwesterly winds as well as a large pool of cold air. The southwesterlies are likely be particularly gusty around the coastline and the Alps, making umbrella usage extremely difficult. The pool of cold air that this front has with it also brings the risk of hail, thunderstorms and low-level snow.
On Friday, the strong pressure gradient over the state will begin to break down, allowing the winds to gradually ease as a high pressure system builds. Over the weekend, isolated showers will remain about the coast, with the remainder of the state drying out. The good news is that this is the last significant front for Victoria for at least a week and a half.
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