30 Sep 2010, 1:55 AM UTC
Melbourne endures coldest month in 16 years
Melbourne has had its coldest September in 16 years, with only one day this month above 20 degrees. Other parts of Victoria have experienced the coldest start to spring on record. Dr Harvey Stern from the weather bureau says September also brought higher than average rainfall. "What we've had over much of northern and western Victoria is well above average rain," he said. "In Melbourne it's been close to average and in Gippsland it's been below normal."