Coldest night in Melbourne since 2002 as temperatures nudge zero in suburbsThursday June 20, 2013 - 10:37 EST
It was a double doona night in Melbourne with temperatures plunging to as low as 2.3 degrees Celsius in the city.
A cold snap over eastern Australia is keeping skies clear, causing temperatures to drop.
Melbourne shivered through the coldest June night in 11 years according to weather bureau duty forecaster Michael Efron.
"It's the lowest June minimum we've seen since 2002 and the lowest minimum across any month since July last year, so certainly very cold for June," he said.
"The last time we saw it this low was back in 2002 when it was also 2.3C."
It was colder in some of Melbourne's outer suburbs with temperatures dipping to 0.3C at Moorabbin, 0.9C at Melbourne and 0.7C at Avalon.
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
Melbourne's volatile weather will live up to its reputation during this year's Melbourne Cup carnival.
As a kid growing up in Fiji, a howling cyclone was a chance to stay up late, swap ghost stories and eat specially-made Indian stuffed bread for Darwin meteorologist Angeline Prasad.
High water levels in the Murray River are forcing events and attractions in north-west Victoria to be cancelled.