Melbourne is finishing up its warmest weekend days in three months, thanks to northerly winds and overnight cloud cover.
Saturday saw Melbourne reach an unseasonably warm 17.6 degrees. This was thanks to light northerly winds during the morning, bringing warm air and plenty of sunshine during the day. Cloud then rolled in during the afternoon, trapping that warmth in and keeping the overnight temperature around 11 degrees.
Today hasn?t been quite as warm, but still managed to reach 16.1 degrees around 1pm. Bringing this weekend the highest average maximum temperature since April, with 16.9 degrees. The last weekend in April averaged 19.8 degrees.
Unfortunately not everyone has been feeling this warmth as cloud cover had built today and gusty winds are making temperatures feel down to three degrees cooler than the official temperature. At midday on Sunday, Melbourne Airport recorded 13 degrees but felt more like 10 degrees due to gusty southerly winds adding a wind chill factor.
A large high pressure system will maintain the mostly sunny and dry conditions until Wednesday when a cold front will bring showers and possibly a few storms to the city.
© Weatherzone 2012
13:39 EST With 28mm already recorded in the rain gauge this month, Alice Springs is having its wettest May since 2004.