Winter in Victoria will start with cold, rain, snow and hail

“It’s not unusual to have these cold temperatures at this time of year, but it’s going to feel like winter – people will definitely notice this cold air.”

The office predicted 10 to 20 centimeters of snow in alpine resorts on Monday. Another 10 to 15 centimeters are forecast for Tuesday, as low as 600 to 700 meters, which could mean snow in the Grampians, Mount Macedon and even Mount Dandenong.

The bureau also warned that strong gusts of wind would likely coincide with the snowfall, leading to blizzards and dangerous driving conditions on Tuesday.

“The climate outlook for June as a whole is more likely to be a bit wetter than average, but temperatures slightly above average,” Johnson said. “But it’s an average over the whole month. We are going to have days where we have these cold outbreaks behind the cold front. »

The office issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in the Mallee and parts of the country’s northern and northeastern forecast districts from Sunday evening through Monday. Johnson expects more warnings to be issued on Tuesday across the state.

Johnson also said there was a risk of flooding in the Port Phillip area between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning due to rising seas.

“There’s a good chance there will be a severe weather warning for damaging gusts of wind across more of Victoria on Tuesday – something to watch out for,” Johnson said.

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