It was a cold start to the day for the south-west with wind chill pushing the apparent temperature below zero.
At 7.20am it was 6.7 degrees in Warrnambool but it felt like -0.5. In Hamilton it was 4.6 degrees with the apparent temperature falling to -0.9.
Friday will see a very high chance of rain, most likely in the late afternoon and evening.
Despite a chilly morning, temperatures will reach a top of 16 degrees in Warrnambool and 14 degrees in Colac and Hamilton.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its spring climate outlook which shows moderate swings towards warmer than average daytime temperatures across most of Victoria.
The outlook, issued on August 16, shows the first months of spring (September and October) are likely to be drier than average for most of northern, eastern and southern Australia.
Nights are also likely to be warmer than average for most areas.
Current observations and model outlooks indicate El Niño could develop in spring.
An El Niño occurs when sea surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean become substantially warmer than average,