Easter celebrations in Melbourne will be slightly dimmed under cloudy skies, bringing the coldest day since last year.
A cold front is crossing Victoria on Good Friday, spelling an end to the 'good' weather. The sunshine that has lit up the last few days will be hidden behind cloud for almost the whole Easter weekend. The cloudy weekend will be in sharp contrast with the dry and sunny conditions experienced in almost the whole of Australia.
Today, showers will spread across Melbourne, focussing on the city during the middle of the day and dampening some family bbq's.
On Saturday cloud and a cool air mass will combine to limit temperatures to only 17 degrees. This will make it the coolest day since the first few days of December.
On Easter Sunday the sun will again be obscured, but thankfully the rain will stay away for Church picnics and family Easter egg hunts.
On Easter Monday the sun will finally return and temperatures will crack 20 degrees. However showers are due to arrive in the evening with the next cold front passing through.
© Weatherzone 2014
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