That Melbourne Weather? It's Not About To Get Any Better!
Almost 14,000 Victorian homes are still without power after almost two days after extreme winds lashed the state, ripping up thousands of trees and causing the death of a woman east of Melbourne.
It is hoped the majority of the homes without power will have their services resumed by Tuesday evening but as yet, it’s not guaranteed.
The suburbs with most homes still in the dark, according to AusNet Services, include Hampton Park, Ferntree Gully, Belgrave, Harkaway, Cranbourne, Hoddles Creek, Olinda and Monbulk.
The Bureau of Meteorology is expecting winds to ease as the week progress but the forecast is for a cold, wet week ahead.
Senior forecaster Scott Williams told The Age there would be scattered showers until Thursday and the mercury won’t get passed 16 degrees.
"We will see more spring-like weather coming at the end of the week, but we still have today and tomorrow to get through," Mr Williams said. "It's going to be a pretty chilly day with quite a few showers still around and quite cold air over us in the wake of the pretty major low and cold front we saw go through Sunday to Monday."
"It's going to take a time to recover and there's another cold front that will sneak up through Victoria on Wednesday and that will keep the showers and the coldish weather going for one more day."
So, looks like summer is quite a way away!