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Melbourne's coldest day since October

Rob Sharpe, Saturday May 4, 2013 - 10:15 EST

Gusty and cold southerly winds are bringing a chilly Saturday to Melbourne with winter clothing coming out of the closet.

A strong cold front reached Melbourne last night dropping 2mm of rain and bringing a southwesterly change. Winds gusted to 67km/h with the arrival of the front.

The mercury is struggling to rise today as cloud and a cold air mass will keep the temperature below 15 degrees for most or all of the day. At 9am, 12 degrees felt like only nine degrees in the fresh winds.

The last time Melbourne failed to exceed 15 degrees all day was in October when it was a chilly 13.4. For those going outside today, winter clothing is a must, as a top of 15 degrees was right on average last July.

Looking ahead to Sunday and milder conditions will begin to arrive with a top of 18 degrees combining with light winds.

For those hoping to walk outside in a tee-shirt and jeans again they can look forward to the second half of the working week with the mercury likely to rise to 23 each day beginning on Wednesday.

- Weatherzone

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