Victorian weather: Ski fields receive dumping of snow as Melbourne faces wet week ahead

Early morning at Mount Hotham on Sunday. Photo: Karl Gray Wrapped up: A girl and her dogs run along the pier in Williamstown on Sunday. Photo: Jason South
Nanjing Night Net

Victoria’s ski fields received a dumping of snow over the weekend, to the delight of those venturing to the mountains to catch the end of winter.

On Sunday morning Mount Hotham had about 113 centimetres of  “very good” snow cover, with 85 centimetres at Mount Buller. Mount Baw Baw had about 11 centimetres, Buffalo 13 and Dinner Plain 12.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Dean Stewart said the ski fields would get more snow in coming days.

“It appears they’ve all had reasonable dumpings of snow over the last 24 hours. Mount Buller received a fairly good amount and there will be further snow showers up there tomorrow. It will be pretty isolated if anything on Tuesday, but then there will be further snow showers Wednesday and even into Thursday and Friday as well – not huge dumps on any particular day but some scattered snow showers up in that area.”

Winter certainly isn’t over yet. Melburnians should prepare for a wet working week ahead; rain is predicted for most days bar Tuesday.

“There will be passing showers today, tomorrow, and further showers Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,” Mr Stewart said on Sunday.

“The temperatures will sit around the mid-teens this week, so we’re back to very wintry weather.

A weak trough of low pressure moving across Victoria could bring thunderstorms to Melbourne on Monday, he said.

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