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Millions to face freezing cold snap plunging Australia into an early winter

Millions of Australians will be plunged into an early winter with dangerous winds of up to 102km/h, horizontal rain, and snow in some regions.

South Australians will feel the brunt of the cold snap with damaging gusts of more than 100km/h around the south-eastern parts of the state on Monday afternoon, where there is a severe weather warning in place.

Adelaide will be slammed by winds peaking over 70km/h in the morning with a wind-chill factor of 13C, but the strongest gusts will be felt on Kangaroo Island, Meningie, Robe, Millicent and Lucindale in the state's south. 

Pictured: Clouds rolling over South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania on Monday morning

Pictured: Pedestrians walk across a main road holding umbrellas during wet weather in the centre of Sydney on May 7. The city will see at least three more days of rain this week

Weatherzone meteorologist Esteban Abellan told Daily Mail Australia a band of rain will stretch from blustery South Australia to south-west Victoria.

'There will be gusty showers and rain patches from the Flinders Ranges in the south-east of SA to the Victorian border,' he said.

Areas including Mt Gambier will see about 20mm of rain on Monday, but will ease during the afternoon.

Gusty northerly winds will strengthen across southwestern Victoria, potentially reaching over 50 km/h across the south, and Alpine areas later in the morning. 

Weatherzone meteorologist Esteban Abellan told Daily Mail Australia a band of rain will stretch from blustery South Australia to south-west Victoria (pictured)

Showers also spread east across Victoria and Melbourne from the early hours of Monday.

The arctic winds will also blow over Tasmania at a speeds of up to 102km/h, with up to 5mm of snow on the island's highest peaks.

'In Tasmania there have been strong winds in the last 24 hours in places like Maatsuyker Island,' Mr Abellan said.

'Temperatures in Hobart dropped to 12C this morning, but cold air will arrive later on Monday.' 

The southern parts of New South Wales, including Sydney, will see showers from Tuesday through to Thursday. Pictured: Rugged-up Sydneysiders 

The southern parts of New South Wales, including Sydney, will see showers from Tuesday through to Thursday, but rain will hit the Riverina in the state's mid-west on Monday afternoon. 

Mr Abellan said storms will be seen in north-east NSW and and south-east Queensland over Tuesday, Wednesday and part of Thursday.

Temperatures in Canberra will drop to 0C on Saturday with a maximum of 17C on Thursday.

The Northern Territory and Perth will see average temperatures throughout the week.

WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY

 Sydney

Tuesday: 14C, Max: 21C

Wednesday: 14C, Max: 21C

Thursday: 13C, Max 22C

Friday: 11C, Max: 21C

Saturday: 11C, Max: 19C

Melbourne

Tuesday: 10C, Max: 15C

Wednesday: 6C, Max: 18C

Thursday: 8C, Max: 19C

Friday: 9C, Max: 17C

Saturday: 9C, Max: 15C

Brisbane

Tuesday: 17C, Max: 28C

Wednesday: 17C, Max: 25C

Thursday: 17C, Max: 25C

Friday: 13C, Max: 26C

Saturday: 14C, Max: 25C

Darwin

Tuesday: 22C, Max: 35C

Wednesday: 22C, Max: 34C

Thursday: 22C, Max: 35C

Friday: 22C, Max: 35C

Saturday: 22C, Max: 34C

Hobart 

Tuesday: 4C, Max: 15C

Wednesday: 7C, Max: 18C

Thursday: 7C, Max: 18C

Friday: 7C, Max: 14C

Saturday: 6C, Max: 13C

Perth 

Tuesday: 13C, Max: 27C

Wednesday: 14C, Max: 23C

Thursday: 8C, Max: 22C

Friday: 9C, Max: 25C

Saturday: 14C, Max: 25C

Adelaide 

Tuesday: 8C, Max: 16C

Wednesday: 5C, Max: 18C

Thursday: 7C, Max: 18C

Friday: 8C, Max: 17C

Saturday: 8C, Max: 17C

Canberra 

Tuesday: 5C, Max: 15C

Wednesday: 3C, Max: 16C

Thursday: 3C, Max: 17C

Friday: 2C, Max: 16C

Saturday: 0C, Max: 15C

Source: Bureau of Meteorology Australia

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