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Melbourne to cop its most hectic cold snap in two years this weekend

Batten down the hatches. 

A "barrage" of hectically cold fronts are predicted to sweep Melbourne this weekend, marking one of the strongest cold fronts to hit Australia in two years. 

Expect heavy rain and wild winds reaching up to 70km/h. Weather warnings are in place, with winds predicted to hit over 110km/h in the south east. Highs of 13C are predicted, with a low of 7C. However, the wind could make it feel even colder. 

“It’s going to be extremely cold over the south east with a barrage of cold fronts coming, each bringing a burst of cold air, showers and very heavy snow as well,” Sky News Weather meteorologist Tristan Meyers said.

“This will bring temperatures potentially not seen for two years and at the very least we’ll have one of the colder outbreaks we’ve seen this winter, it’ll be very cold.”

Sounds like a good time for a weekend indoors? Check out David Bowie's personal reading list before you bunker down, or take a squizz at Beat's Guide to Melbourne's best winter dishes