Brrrr! Icy blast and clear skies see temperatures plunge to just 3.2C as the coldest morning of the year strikes Australia (and it feels even chillier!)
- Melbourne’s temperature has plummeted to 3.2 degrees on Wednesday morning
- Experts say clear skies and freezing light winds overnight caused the cold blast
- Temperatures dropped to 0.2C in the suburb of Scoresby and 1C at Laverton
- Nighttime will cool down rapidly as skies are still going to be generally clear
The coldest morning of the year has hit Melbourne, with temperatures dropping to 3.2C and the ‘feels like temperature’ hitting 0.8C.
Weatherzone Meteorologist Brett Butschae told Daily Mail Australia that that clear skies and freezing light winds overnight caused the cold blast in the city.
Mr Butschae said that a cold front has delivered relatively dry air with no sign of rain.
‘Its main addition was bringing dry colder air, that’s what made this more unusual to the rainier weather recently’.
‘Last night we had quite clear skies and they’ve developed under a growing high pressure system that’s formed in the wake of a cold front,’ he said.
The coldest morning of the year has hit Melbourne , with temperatures dropping to 3.2C and the ‘feels like temperature’ hitting 0.8C
The Yarra Valley has seen a fair big of fog, while cloud cover in Geelong has ensured a milder morning, with a minimum of 7.3C.
Temperatures got as low as 0.2C in the suburb of Scoresby, 1C at Laverton and -0.3C at Coldstream.
Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne plummeted to -0.8C earlier this morning, and Viewbank saw temperatures of just 0.4C at around 7.30am.
Melbourne’s west and down to the Surf Coast has a blanket of cloud.
The weather is set to warm slightly by mid-morning when temperatures reach a top of 13C in the city.
Mr Butschae said Wednesday night will cool down fairly rapidly as skies are still going to be generally clear in the evening.
‘It will cloud over during the night and wind will pick up a bit in some areas of Melbourne,’ he said.
BOM meteorologist Chris Arvier told Daily Mail Australia that the rest of Victoria can expect to see a fairly settled winter’s day, with average temperatures of 13-14C.
‘We will see chilly weather across north and northeast for the rest of the week with frosts continuing through the week,’ he said.
‘Melbourne’s forecast for tomorrow is a minimum is 5C, so still chilly but not as cold as this morning’.
Weatherzone said Wednesday night will cool down fairly rapidly as skies are still going to be generally clear in the evening
Temperatures aren’t expected to be as cold on Thursday, with lows of 5C forecast for the morning.
However in alpine regions, with a snow cover of 75cm expected to fall at Mt Hotham.
WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Wednesday: Low 9, High, 26
Thursday: Low 9, High 20
Friday: Low 10, High 19
Saturday: Low 8, High 21
Wednesday: Low 3, High 13
Thursday: Low 5, High 14
Friday: Low 7, High 14
Saturday: Low 7, High 14
Wednesday: Low 14, High 21
Thursday: Low 11, High 22
Friday: Low 10, High 22
Saturday: Low 11, High 22
Wednesday: Low 17, High 33
Thursday: Low 19, High 32
Friday: Low 18, High 32
Saturday: Low 17, High 31
Wednesday: Low 5, High 12
Thursday: Low 6, High 13
Friday: Low 4, High 13
Saturday: Low 7, High 13
Wednesday: Low 10, High 23
Thursday: Low 7, High 21
Friday: Low 10, High 24
Saturday: Low 13, High 21
Wednesday: Low 6, High 14
Thursday: Low 7, High 14
Friday: Low 7, High 14
Saturday: Low 6, High 15
Wednesday: Low -2, High 14
Thursday: Low -3, High 15
Friday: Low -1, High 15
Saturday: Low -2, High 16
Source: Bureau of Meteorology Australia