Melbourne shivered through its coldest Easter Sunday since 2020 with temperatures well below average for this time of year, but warmer weather is on the horizon.
Across the Easter weekend, temperatures were between five and 10 degrees lower than the April average, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Melbourne hit a high of 15.5 degrees at 3.30pm on Sunday, but the temperature rarely climbed above 14 degrees. Just over 12 millimetres of rain fell across 24 hours on Sunday.
Those hoping for an immediate reprieve from chilly autumn temperatures will have to wait a little longer, though.
While Melburnians can expect a high of 19 on Tuesday and showers easing, another weather system will move across Victoria on Wednesday, bringing with it widespread showers and storms.
But once the rain clears, the city will enjoy a run of days of more than 20 degrees from Thursday into the weekend.
BoM senior meteorologist Dean Narramore said it was a “really cold, wet and windy” Easter weekend for much of south-east Australia, driven by a strong cold front on Good Friday.
“We also saw snow recorded at the alpine resorts – Falls, Hotham, as well as at Mount Buller – and even a bit of snow around the Mount Baw Baw area,” he said at a press conference.
“Rainfall wise, we saw generally 20 to 40 millimetres through the northern and eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with the city itself having 38 millimetres with all those showers moving through.”
Cool, cloudy and rainy weather continued across Melbourne on Monday, with a high of just 15 degrees reached mid-afternoon.
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