Winter is set to arrive one week early, with weather forecasters warning Victorians to rug up from today as an icy southerly wind blasts the state.
Snow is forecast to fall in the state's alpine resorts - Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mount Baw Baw - from late today until Wednesday.
...tempting fate with a long-range forecast, but it comes from a man who knows...
comes as long-range snow forecaster Pete Taylor said Australia's ski resorts could expect bumper snow falls for the 2011 season.
Mr Taylor, who runs snowatch.com.au, said the break-down of the La Nina weather pattern should translate into good snow falls for June, with between 70-100 centimetres of snow for the month.
"Looking back over the last 30 years some of the best snowfalls have been on a weakening La Nina," mr Taylor said.