Wild Weather Set To Hit Melbourne This Arvo

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7 August 2019

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Victoria is set for a week of wintry blasts, dangerous winds and chilly temperatures as two cold fronts move over the state.

Temperatures are set to dip to 6C in Melbourne on Friday, unleashing a cold westerly airstream across the state, the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts.

Winds are set to increase as early as Thursday with a low pressure system passing through the state, the bureau's Richard Carlyon said.

"Once it arrives it will become cold very quickly," he added.

Gusts of up to 110 km/h are expected from late Thursday, with Victoria's Alpine region expecting dangerous blizzard conditions with wind speeds reaching 120km/h.

Snowfall in the region could reach 500m above sea level by Friday morning.

"It looks as though there will be at least half a metre of snow at the main resorts by the end of the week," Mr Carlyon said.

Half of August's predicted rain is expected to be dumped over the next few days, with 40-60mm forecast.

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