Having endured a historic snowfall as an icy blast hit the state, Melbourne’s CBD is shivering through snowlike conditions this morning.
Video shared on Twitter Tuesday shows it snowing out of the window of Melbourne Central’s Aurora apartment building with the flakes big enough to fall on the surface.
It also snowed for “only six seconds” at Craigieburn, Greenvale and Dallas with it cold enough for the flakes to settle on the field, while cars in Sunbury were coated with a snow dusting.
— Adrian R (@Age_R) August 4, 2020
Snow also fell across the regions of Ballarat and Colac, with Mt Macedon, Olinda, and Mt Dandenong witnessing major falls as well.
Sky News Weather chief meteorologist Tom Saunders said on Tuesday, as bitterly cold polar air passed through southeast Australia, snow dropped to 100 m in Victoria and sea level in Tasmania.
Snow has closed the Maroondah Highway east of Melbourne as areas just beyond the metropolitan outskirts of town near the Macedon Ranges prepare on Wednesday for further falls over 800 m.
Senior forecaster at the weather bureau Tom Fejes said:
“We are looking at potentially the coldest run of four days in a row in the Melbourne region since 1975 for August,” he said.
“In July 2015 we had a similar run of four days but for August it is a pretty cold sequence of days.”