Snow falls on Grampians peaks during wild wintry weekend

WOW: Boroka Lookout in the Grampians National Park is covered in snow and overlooks and even bigger expanse of white at the edge. Picture: hallsgapcaravanpark and donaldweatherstation
WOW: Boroka Lookout in the Grampians National Park is covered in snow and overlooks and even bigger expanse of white at the edge. Picture: hallsgapcaravanpark and donaldweatherstation

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The weekend brought heavy rain, violent winds and bitterly cold temperatures, but amid Mother Nature’s fiery outburst, fell a gentle layer of snow.

Visitors to the Grampians on Sunday were fortunate to wake up to an enchanting blanket of white over the top of the National Parks’ highest peaks. 

A frosty overnight low of minus 1.7 degrees Celsius at Mount William on Saturday night was the ideal climate for the much-hyped, white powder to fall. 

Stawell hit an overnight low of 4 degrees Celsius. 

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Dean Stewart said they were expecting snow to fall in the Grampians. 

“The air was certainly cold enough for snow to fall,” he said. 

But the winter wonderland was short-lived as recent rain caused snow to melt as soon as it hit the wet ground.

Snow was also reported in a number of other high-altitude areas including Daylesford (576m), Mt Buninyong (754m), Gordon (564m), Mt Egerton (518m), Mt Warrenheip (746m) and Trentham (700m).

After the weekend’s cold front which brought snow, rain and wind, the region could look forward to drier conditions ahead.