Victorians set to enjoy week of cooler, sunny days

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Rod Dickson said Melburnians could expect “pretty settled conditions” over the next few days.

“Today there’s been light showers over the south-eastern suburbs, and there’s still the slight chance of a light shower out over the south-eastern and eastern suburbs this morning,” he said early Sunday morning.

“Otherwise, [expect] a mostly sunny day.”

Melbourne was forecast to be four degrees cooler than the January average, with 22 degrees maximum on Sunday, with Geelong was forecast to reach 23 degrees.

“Then Monday: mostly sunny with light winds, tending southerly in the afternoon, 15 to 26 degrees,” Mr Dickson said.

Tuesday will be “a touch warmer” – up to 29 degrees – with showers and thunderstorms forecast in east of the state and the chance of showers for south-eastern suburbs in the afternoon.

Another cool front crossing Tasmania late Tuesday will see maximum temperatures hover around 21 and 22 degrees Wednesday and Thursday.

Friday is forecast to reach 29, with a warmer weekend expected to see temperatures exceed 30 degrees.

The cool conditions will aid firefighters to contain a bushfire raging south of Rosedale.  The blaze in central Gippsland was down graded overnight but continues to burn out-of-control.

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