‘I hope you’re wrong’: Cold start to Melbourne’s winter not a sign of things to come
Photo: The sun rising on winter from Williamstown
Winter has started with the coldest Melbourne morning in nearly a year.
But weather forecasters say we can expect an unusually warm and — more worryingly — dry three months ahead.
“I say this in the nicest possible spirit … I hope you’re wrong.”
– Ross Stevenson to forecaster Michael Efron
The mercury dropped to 4.3° in the city about 7am, the coldest morning since September last year.
It was even cooler elsewhere around the state, including -1° in the Yarra Valley and 1° at Charlton in the state’s west.
Bureau forecaster Michael Efron said it’s not indicative of things to come this winter.
Rug up this morning, folks.
We’ve just dipped below 5° for the first time this year ❄
Now 4.4°, on our way to a sunny 15°.
(📷: SophieLola9/Insta) pic.twitter.com/nuE9w5Gm8u
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) May 31, 2018
“It’s looking like it will be drier and warmer this winter,” he said.
“We are likely to see fewer cold fronts crossing south-eastern Australia and slightly milder conditions as well.
“So not great news given the dry autumn we’ve had across Victoria.”
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