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Weather News – Is that sleet or snow in Victoria, and what’s the difference?

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Is that sleet or snow in Victoria, and what’s the difference?



Anthony Sharwood,

Tuesday April 20, 2021 – 17:21 EST

Light snow is falling in southern parts of the Victorian Alps on Tuesday evening, in the wake of the cold front that moved through Melbourne around the middle of the day.

The temperature in Melbourne plummeted more than six degrees either side of lunchtime – from 18.7°C at 10:30 am, down to 11.6°C at 1:40 pm – as cold south westerly winds kicked in and a cloud band delivered 6.0 mm of rain in the city up to 4:30 pm, with slightly heavier falls in some suburbs.

That cold air then tracked north and for the second time in about 10 days, snow is falling up at the southernmost…



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