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Cloud cover causes cosy morning in Victoria

Scott Morris, Sunday September 20, 2020 - 14:10 EST

Extensive cloud from a low pressure system has blanketed much of the southeast bringing about the warmest morning for some places in Victoria since earlier in the year.

Northerly component winds have filtered heat into Victoria from the north over the past couple of days. This, combined with the increased cloud cover preventing the warmth from escaping overnight, allowed the temperature to stay relatively warm.


The mercury in Melbourne only dipped to 17 degrees on Sunday morning, its warmest morning since March of this year and the warmest September morning recorded at the site since 2013. Most of the Melbourne suburbs experienced a similarly warm morning, only reaching down to around 15 to 16 degrees, which for some locations was their warmest morning since March as well.

Melbourne was not the only place to feel a bit warmer this morning. Elsewhere in Central parts of the state, Ballarat had a 12 degree minimum, its warmest morning since April. Moving a bit further east, Mallacoota stayed above 17 degrees. This is the warmest September morning that this site has experienced in records dating back to 2005.

After a warmer-than-average day across much of the state today, the focus of the heat will shift into NSW by Monday. As a trough moves into the state, northwesterly winds should draw heat into Sydney, with the forecast for Monday at a sweltering 30 degrees.

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