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Quite the chill in the air over Victoria

Joel Pippard, Sunday June 28, 2020 - 13:36 EST

Melbourne and the rest of Victoria has shivered through a very frosty morning, with a repeat scenario expected on Monday morning.

Melbourne dropped to a low of just 1.7 degrees in the early hours of Sunday morning, its coldest June morning in seven years. It was also its coldest morning for 22 months.

Other nearby locations of Avalon (1.3C), Laverton (0.0C), and Geelong (0.1C) also shivered through their coldest June morning since 2013. More broadly, most of Victoria was about 4-7 degrees below the June average, with every location in the state recording a below average morning. As it often is, Mount Hotham was the coolest, dropping to a crisp -4.6 degrees.

As with any temperatures below two degrees, widespread frosts were reported across Victoria, with some severe frosts occurring in the North East district.

Image: Frosty temperatures on Sunday morning

This cold morning was brought about by a large high pressure system centered directly over the middle of Victoria, clearing skies, and producing almost no wind, the perfect ingredients for a cold morning.

With the high pressure system lingering over Victoria, another frosty morning is expected on Monday morning. With slightly more preferable conditions, it is possible it could even be colder than Sunday morning for some parts of the state, including Melbourne.

Mornings will start to warm up slightly from Tuesday as winds increase ahead of a front, bringing temperatures closer to the June average.

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