MOUNT Hotham and Falls Creek were decorated with snow on Sunday night as the North East shivered through an unseasonably cold weekend.
The minimum recorded temperature of minus 2.2 degrees at Mount Hotham was the lowest in Victoria according to Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Stuart Coombs.
“There hasn't been a lower minimum recorded in February since 2008,” he said.
“It's certainly been a while since we've had a cold outbreak of this magnitude.
“February generally is one of the least common months for snowfalls.”
In stark contrast to the heatwave last fortnight, temperatures across the region remained in the low to mid 20s through to Monday.
Mr Coombs said temperatures were about 10 degrees below average across Victoria.
“The weather patterns are very amplified,” he said.
“Generally systems will flow from west to east, but we’ve seen extreme heat from central Australia and below average coastal temperatures in the past few weeks.”
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