Rug Up For Melbourne’s Coldest Stretch Of August Days Since 1975

By Ben Tyers
4th Aug 2020

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It's not unusual for Melbourne to cop a cold-as-hell August, but this week we're being surrounded by a couple of low-pressure systems that will chill us to the bone.

The low-pressure systems are already bringing rain, snow, and wind across Victoria. Snow has been reported in the Ballarat region on Tuesday morning.

"That's (the low-pressure systems) going to fling a series of cold fronts over the area, bringing a good amount of snow," Dianne Eadie, from the Bureau Of Meteorology told ABC News.

It's expected that Victoria will experience snow down to 400m across the Alpine region. And could even fall on the Dandenong Ranges, and Mount Macedon.

The first system is expected to bring snow, but the second is expected to bring a serious amount of rain to Melbourne. That system is already being experienced in Western Australia and is due to hit Victoria from Wednesday.

"We've seen snow at Mt Dandenong and also in Ballarat and the Colac region," said Tom Fejes from Bureau Of Meteorology Victoria.

"We are looking at the coldest run of four days in the Melbourne region since 1975 for August, in July 2015 we had a similar run of cold days."

Maximum temperatures for Melbourne this week are:

  • Tuesday | 11°C
  • Wednesday | 11°C
  • Thursday | 12°C
  • Friday | 12°C

The weekend at this stage is looking ok, with a top of 15°C expected for Saturday.

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