Melbourne's mid-week warmth won't last much longer — and it might be time to dig out the brolly.
Just when it seemed winter had left us, the cold and the wet conditions are back with force.
“Warmth will be replaced by cooler conditions tomorrow, just in time for the weekend,” Weatherzone meteorologist Mellissa Mackellar said.
Today's warm and sunny weather was due to a large high-pressure system that settled over south-eastern Australia yesterday, she said.
Senior meteorologist Phil King from the Bureau of Meteorology said a cold front was on the way and was expected to reach Melbourne between 5pm and 6pm, driving the temperature down to about 15 degrees by about 5pm.
Mr King said today's temperature was 10 degrees above average for spring, and the first time Melbourne had experienced a 29-degree day since 2006.
“Late September and now has seen quite wild swings in the weather, with late September producing a 27-degree day which was followed by a 13-degree day,” he said.
Mr King said tomorrow's weather would continue the same pattern, with an expected low of 18 degrees.
Ms Mackellar said: "It will be even cooler on the weekend as a cold front arrives, with tops of 16 degrees expected on both days and gusty showers making it feel extra nippy.”
Mr King said Victoria was seeing quite volatile spring weather, which was likely to continue with between five and 10 millimetres of rain to come across the state on Saturday, with up to 40 millimetres of rain expected to reach East Gippsland.
He predicted that this summer would bring below-average rain and higher temperatures.