Melbourne is in for a blast of wet and windy weather, with below average temperatures expected until the end of the week.
After warming to the high teens, a weak cold front will clip southern Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, delivering a brief burst of showers. Wednesday will then struggle to warm to the mid teens due to lingering cloud and showers. Another stronger cold front should arrive in the afternoon, causing showers intensify with up to 10 millimetres expected.
Thursday is going to be the chilliest day. The maximum of around 13 degrees should only be brief, with much of the day sitting closer to ten degrees. Gusty winds, thundery showers and potentially small hail will also add extra bite to the wintry conditions, so residents will need to rug up.
The worst of the weather should have passed by Friday, with showers and wind easing and a brighter outlook for the weekend. Saturday will see some sunny intervals, before the sunshine returns in full force on Sunday, bringing a warmer top of 22 degrees.
© Weatherzone 2012
18:04 EDT The weather bureau has urged residents in Queensland's Gulf to remain on cyclone alert as ex-Tropical Cyclone Gillian moves overland.