It has been a cool start to the working week in Melbourne, however warmer days are ahead.
After a cold front moved across Victoria last night, Melbourne residents have had to endure strong and chilly southwesterly winds and showers today, with the mercury struggling to rise to 15 degrees.
Tomorrow a high pressure system will clear skies, allowing it warm a few degrees. It will be even warmer on Wednesday with a pleasant top of 23 degrees, thanks to warm northerly winds ahead of an approaching trough.
As winds tend to the northwest and become gusty on Thursday, the temperature is set to reach the high twenties. The current forecast is for 27 degrees on Thursday, which would make it Melbourne?s warmest day since April.
The cold front will cross late on Thursday, triggering showers and potentially thunderstorms. In the wake of this front, a cold air mass and brisk southwesterly winds will bring showers and cause temperatures to plummet once again.
The cold, damp weather will persist into the weekend, no doubt to the disappointment of the nine-to-five workers who missed out on the mid-week warmth. Revellers will also need to rug up for the AFL grand final on Saturday night.
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