VIC con-front-s drop in temperatureTristan Meyers, Thursday January 14, 2016 - 16:11 EDT
What a difference a day makes!
At 2pm yesterday, Avalon was nudging 43 degrees, but exactly 24 hours later, it was 14 degrees, with brisk southwesterlies making it feel even colder.
At 1pm today, Dartmoor was 27 degrees cooler than the same time yesterday, being only 13 degrees compared to 40 degrees.
It's a similar story for other areas of the Victoria, such as Hamilton, which has cooled 27 degrees compared with yesterday, while Ballarat has since chilled to 26 degrees colder compared with the day before.
In fact, for VIC as a whole, the temperatures are on average 20 degrees cooler today than they were yesterday.
A vigorous cold front brought this wintery-like day. When it hit Melbourne, temperatures plummeted 10 degrees in under half an hour whilst howling wind gusts of 100 km/h were felt around St Kilda, which reportedly damaged the mooring of the cruise ship, the Spirit of Tasmania.
Although cloud will linger tomorrow across the south and east, winds will ease across the state. The weekend will bring much milder temperatures and light winds.
© Weatherzone 2016
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