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Wettest August day in 20 years; chilly day ahead before week warms up

While the mercury will reach 12 degrees in Melbourne on Sunday, the “real feel” when factoring in rain and wind will feel more like 3-4 degrees, an increase on Saturday when the adjusted temperature was near-freezing.

“It’ll be pretty cold again,” Christie Johnson, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, said.

Snow fell on Saturday in the Dandenong ranges, this snowman appeared in Ferny Creek.

Snow fell on Saturday in the Dandenong ranges, this snowman appeared in Ferny Creek.Credit:Twitter user: @ozhillbilly

There’s a chance of hail on Sunday and about 5-15mm or rain, with more rain likely to fall in the south-eastern suburbs than in the north and west.

After snow fell on areas as low as 400m on Saturday, the snow level is set to rise on Sunday to about 800m.

“It’s not especially unusual, but it’s still quite cold,” Ms Johnson said.

“We’re not going to get flurries at Ballarat or Macedon or anything like that.”

The temperature is set to rise gradually each day during the week and may break above 20 degrees on Saturday before another cold front, not likely to be as dramatic as this weekend’s, hits on Saturday night.

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