Early frost near Malmsbury.Melburnians have woken to another freezing morning, topping Saturday’s winter chill by another 1.9 degrees.
The Bureau of Meteorology recorded a frosty 2.6 degrees at 6.30am, dropping again to 2.2 degrees an hour later, making it the coldest morning since August 4 last year when a low of 1.7 degrees was recorded.
Saturday’s low was recorded at 8am, when the city was 4.1 degrees.
Sunday was coldest in Coldstream and Rutherglen, with the temperature dropping to minus 4.7 degrees about 7am in both areas.
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Senior forecaster Terry Ryan said he expected a top of 13 degrees on Sunday and areas of frost and fog should clear to become a mostly sunny day.
“We’ve had a cold start but there should be a lot more sun than yesterday, although admittedly the sun is very weak,” he said.
The light Southern Ocean winds and clear skies that fuelled this morning’s cold will produce a mostly sunny maximum of 13 on Monday.
There’s a forecast maximum of 15 degrees for most days next week.
Mr Ryan said while mornings would not be as cold as today – the forecast for Monday morning is about eight degrees – umbrellas would most likely be needed.
By Tuesday afternoon, he said, rain was expected.
“There will be showers most days next week,” he said. “There will be sunny periods here and there but lightish showers for most days.”
Friday will see showers and a top of 16 before a cool, cloudy weekend.
Saturday was the shortest day of the year, also known as winter solstice.
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