Forget about four seasons in one day.
|Sunrise on Bourke Street, Melbourne on Thursday.|
Melbourne is meant to be in the grip of chilly midwinter but the mercury has already topped 17 degrees today and forecasters are expecting the mild spell to continue for the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a top of 15 for tomorrow, the day after – and all the days until Wednesday.
Michael Efron, the Bureau's senior forecaster puts the blame fairly and squarely on a high pressure system over the Tasman Sea.
"It is a really settled pattern that we have across south-eastern Australia," Mr Efron said.
Read Neelima Choahan’s story in the Melbourne Age - “Melbourne weather: Winter warmth set fair as high pressure keeps cold at bay.”