Weather forecast: Heavy rain and icy winds keep things chilly across Australia as winter tightens its grip this weekend

Cold, southerly winds along lower east coast on SaturdayThunder, hail and strong gusts are also forecastREAD MORE: Aussies set to shiver through freezing cold week

Another chilly weekend has hit NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Canberra, with some showers sprinkled in to confirm the proper arrival of winter.

The Bureau of Meteorology says low pressure areas that have been sitting along the Tasman Sea all week will continue to bring cool, southerly winds along Australia's lower east coast on Saturday.

'It's going to be another cool and frosty weekend for many areas,' meteorologist Angus Hines warned.

'On Saturday, those winds will be carrying a few showers for eastern Victoria and the NSW coast.

'On the other side of the country, we've got a cold front arriving in Perth early on Saturday morning ... a spell of showers with a possible thunderstorm, maybe a little bit of hail and some cool gusty winds pushing through.'

Another chilly weekend has hit NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Canberra, with some showers sprinkled in to confirm the proper arrival of winter

Another chilly weekend has hit NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Canberra, with some showers sprinkled in to confirm the proper arrival of winter

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Rainfall is also expected on the Queensland coast on Saturday afternoon, from Brisbane all the way to Cairns.

The chilly weather will bring low single digit temperatures to places such as Dubbo and Moree in NSW, Adelaide, Canberra, and Roma and Mount Isa in Queensland.

Launceston in Tasmania will be literally freezing, with the area forecast to hit -1C on Saturday morning.

'No surprises that it will be another chilly start to Saturday morning. Frost temperatures are expected on the east coast,' Mr Hines said.

'Don't expect to get higher than 16 or 17 degrees if you live in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, ACT and even South Australia.'

Freezing temperatures and frost are expected to hit eastern parts of Australia over the weekend

Freezing temperatures and frost are expected to hit eastern parts of Australia over the weekend

NSW

Minor flood warnings have been issued for the Hastings River, the Cooks River and the St George Basin for Saturday and Sunday. The bureau is expecting the Hastings River at Settlement Point to reach the minor flood level of 1.2m.

Strong wind warnings have also been issued for the Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney, Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts for Saturday.

In Sydney, it's partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and a maximum temperature of 16C.

Victoria

A frost warning is in place for parts of Victoria on Saturday morning, with places such as Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country and North East districts expected to hit -1C.

In Melbourne, it will be cloudy with a slight chance of showers and a maximum temperature of 14C.

The Bureau of Meteorology says low pressure areas that have been sitting along the Tasman Sea all week will continue to bring cool, southerly winds along Australia's lower east coast on Saturday. A woman is pictured rugged up for the cold weather

The Bureau of Meteorology says low pressure areas that have been sitting along the Tasman Sea all week will continue to bring cool, southerly winds along Australia's lower east coast on Saturday. A woman is pictured rugged up for the cold weather

Tasmania

A road weather alert has been issued for drivers in Tasmania, with icy conditions making it dangerous to drive on Saturday morning. Affected areas include the Central Plateau, North West Coast, Central North, North East and the Western districts.

In Hobart, it's cloudy with a medium chance of showers and a maximum temperature of 13C.

Queensland

Strong wind warnings have been issued for the South East Gulf of Carpentaria for Saturday.

The sunny weather continues in Brisbane, with the bureau warning of a chance of smoke haze to hit the area.

A maximum temperature of 20C is forecast, with showers expected to hit on Saturday.

WET WEATHER

The chilly weather will bring low single digit temperatures to places such as Dubbo and Moree in NSW, Adelaide, Canberra, and Roma and Mount Isa in Queensland

Western Australia

Showers are expected to hit Western Australia's southwest, with gale warnings put in place for the Albany and Esperance coasts on Saturday.

In Perth, the weather is partly cloudy with a maximum temperature of 19C.

South Australia

Frost warnings are in place for parts of SA, where temperatures are forecast to hit -1C in the Mid North Riverland, Murraylands, Upper Southeast and Lower Southeast districts on Saturday morning.

Adelaide will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. A maximum temperature of 15C is forecast.

CHILLY WINTER WEATHER

Cloudy weather is forecast for Canberra, with medium chances of showers and a maximum temperature of 13C. People are pictured wearing winter jackets

ACT/Southern NSW

The bureau has issued a warning to any sheep graziers about the incoming cold temperatures, showers and south-westerly winds expected to hit on Saturday.

Areas affected include the Northern Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and the Snowy Mountains.

Cloudy weather is forecast for Canberra, with medium chances of showers and a maximum temperature of 13C.

Northern Territory

A strong wind warning has been issued for the Beagle Bonaparte and Roper Groote coasts for Saturday.

The sun is shining in Darwin and is set to continue for the next few days, with Saturday's maximum temperature to hit 32C.

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