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Warm start to spring not expected to continue into summer, says weather bureau

Monday September 2, 2013 - 17:11 EST
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Melbourne is expecting temperatures in the low 20s until Thursday. - ABC

Climate modelling shows this week's forecast warm weather across Victoria is not a sign of things to come for spring.

Melbourne is expecting temperatures in the low to mid 20s until Thursday and parts of the state are heading for tops in the 30s.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Stewart says it is quite unusual to have such warm temperatures so early in spring.

"It's not quite our warmest start to spring in Melbourne," he said.

"But certainly over parts of the state, I think once we have a look over the records we may set some records set some records for being this warm at the start of spring."

However, the weather bureau says there is a 70 per cent chance of above-average rainfall in central Victoria during spring.

Forecaster Dean Stewart says there will also be cooler than average days for most of the state.

"A slightly increased risk of above average rainfall for the next three months and coupled with the extra rainfall, it looks like there's a greater chance of below average temperatures through much of the state," he said.

"Although (in) south-west Victoria, the odds are that they'll have close to or even an increased chance of above average temperatures there."


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