Drops to freezing during the middle of the day. “The [cattle] this morning were just persistently mooing.”
Senior forecaster Miriam Bradbury said the city reached a maximum of 5.8°C just after 4:00pm, after dropping to freezing during the middle of the day.
“It dropped in temperature to about 0 degrees at 1.30pm,” Ms Bradbury said.
At Tanybryn in the Otway Ranges Matthew Kolevski said the snow was more than 4 cm deep.
“It was unbelievable,” he said.
“The temperature dropped in just a few minutes. It was sleet and then transformed into these massive flakes of snow.”
Mr Kolevski owned a farm in the region for more than 30 years and had never seen such large snowflakes.
“The [cattle] this morning were just persistently mooing,” he said.
“In cold weather, like us when we get hungry, they get hungry.”
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