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Don’t be fooled by blue skies, showers and hail set to return for Mother’s Day

The sun made an appearance over Melbourne after a deluge of rain on Saturday. But don’t be fooled, gloomy weather is set to return for Mother’s Day with the potential for more hail.

As if to reinforce the Victorian government’s message to stay at home for the Mother’s Day weekend, Melbourne woke to a heavy burst of rain on Saturday. Seven millimetres of rain fell in the city and 15 millimetres in Coldstream, before blue skies emerged.

The sun’s presence didn’t do much to sway the mercury, though. The city reached its maximum of 15 degrees at 6am, the high point of the day, before dropping back to 13 degrees at 1pm.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Christie Johnson said the afternoon’s patchy clouds were a “tell-tale sign of very cold air”, and it was cold enough that afternoon showers came with light hail at times.

Light hail in Thornbury on Saturday.

Light hail in Thornbury on Saturday.Credit:The Age

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