Temperatures to plummet 'for a while' as cold front moves in

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Much of Australia was blessed with sunny, warm weather for the Easter weekend, but that's all about to change for some parts of the country.

Australia's southeast, including Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne and Canberra enjoyed some of the warmest weather seen this late in Autumn for years.

In Adelaide and Melbourne, temperatures have risen above 25C for the past three days.

However, as the long weekend comes to an end, so will the unseasonably warm weather.

A cold front and low-pressure system will bring some rainfall to parts of southern Australia this week, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) meteorologist Dean Narramore has warned.

A woman bracing the cold weather in Melbourne.
Winter is coming for Victorians, with rain and cold weather is expected in the coming days. Source: AAP

BoM has even teased Victorians about the change in weather on Twitter.

"We hope you made the most of the lovely weather that we've just had, as that's it for a while!" the Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria, posted on Sunday.

"A cold front will bring rain over the next two days and drop max temperatures by up to 10 degrees from today's highs."

Melbourne temperatures plummet as rain falls

The Bureau issued a road weather warning for all of Melbourne on Monday, saying slippery roads and reduced visibility due to the rain could make for dangerous driving conditions.

The State Emergency Service has advised people to reduce their speed while on the road, maintain a larger distance from the vehicle in front and turn on their headlights.

BoM forecasts the temperature in Melbourne will dip below 20C and stay that way for the rest of the week, with Tuesday and Thursday expected to be the chilliest, with a top of 17C.

The rainfall could also continue throughout the week, with 6 to 15mm predicted for Victoria's capital on Tuesday.

It'll be worth keeping an umbrella handy for Wednesday and Thursday, as there is a chance of a shower or two.

The rain in Adelaide is expected to hang around until Wednesday, but will clear up on Thursday.

For the rest of the week, Adelaide will see some clouds and temperatures between 20C and 24C.

Rain is also expected to clear up on Thursday in Hobart, though it will be slightly cooler in the island state, with temperatures below 20C for the rest of the week and a chance of snow.

Couple walk in the rain in Sydney. Source: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire
There's a high chance of rain for Sydney from Thursday until Sunday. Source: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire

Showers expected for Sydney

Following a brief break from the treacherous weather, rain is forecast to return to Sydney once again.

Tuesday will bring the possibility of 8mm of rain late in the day as temperatures reach a balmy 26C. The temperature will drop slightly to 24C on Wednesday, which may also see some showers.

However, the chance of rain will increase on Thursday, according to the Bureau, and remain in place until Sunday.

Southern parts of NSW will see rain at the beginning of the week, but it will clear up.

BoM has warned there could be significant rainfall totals in southern and central inland NSW on Tuesday, with a chance of thunderstorms.

Canberra will see rain developing on Tuesday, with a chance of a shower on Wednesday, but the clouds will return on Friday as will the slight chance of rain on Saturday.

Map of the heavy rainfall predicted for southern and central inland NSW on Tuesday. Source: Windy
Significant rainfall and potential thunderstorms could hit southern and central inland NSW on Tuesday. Source: Windy

'Burst of instability' for the end of the wet season

Weatherzone is expecting heavy rain and storms in the eastern tropics for the end of April and warns "a burst of instability" will see out the wet season

"Over the past week, a trough has been lingering over the Kimberley, Top End and Far North Queensland producing isolated showers and storms," Weatherzone said on Saturday.

"Darwin received severe thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, with wind gusts of 85km/h and 72km/h respectively recorded.

"Another severe storm looked to impact the city on Thursday too, but it weakened just to the east of the city."

The Bureau is anticipating warm and sunny weather for the rest of the week in Darwin, with temperatures topping 36C on Thursday and so far has not forecasted any rain for the week ahead.

Brisbane will have sunny weather until Wednesday. Showers are expected to roll in on Thursday, with a high chance of rain for the rest of the week.

Perth should have a sunny week ahead, though that won't be the case for all of the state.

Cloud and rain are expected to develop through the interior of WA on Monday and linger through midweek.

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