Batten Down The Hatches Melb, It's About To Get Rough Outside

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Happy spring?

Six days into spring, a cold front is coming for Victoria.

The chilly air is expected to reach the state's southwest by Friday afternoon before making itself known to Victorians elsewhere.

The Bureau of Meteorology says wind is also on its way, with damaging gusts averaging up to 60km/hour likely to hit the northwest in the early afternoon.

Even stronger winds averaging up to 70km/hour are expected to lash Victoria's western coast in the following hours.

The gales are due to die down overnight, before picking up in the state's east on Saturday.

Mildura, Ouyen, Walpeup, Warrnambool, Portland and Wonthaggi are all likely to feel the wind's brunt.

City-dwellers aren't off the hook either, with a very high chance of showers and the risk of hail and thunder in Melbourne on Friday.

The mercury is set to peak at 15C, after hitting 21C on Thursday.

Source: AAP

Image: DAVID CROSLING / AAP

Written By Ally Parker