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Antarctic blast sees snow in Melbourne CBD

Snow has been spotted on the tops of high rises in Melbourne’s CBD as a blast of cold Antarctic air crosses Victoria.

Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Tom Delamotte told AAP snow was recorded as low as 150m above sea level in the state.

Social media users reported there were dustings of snow on the tops of some CBD buildings overnight.

There were similar reports in the CBD in 2015 but the last time snow fell to the ground in the city was in 1986, Mr Delamotte said on Wednesday.

There was heavier snowfall in the Dandenong and Yarra Ranges and the Alpine region, where mountain peaks saw dumps of 20cm to 30cm.

Snow typically falls in Victoria between late July and early August, but levels were boosted this week because of a blast of cold air making its way from Antarctica, Mr Delamotte said.

The chilly weather will linger for a few more days.

Melbourne is forecast to reach 11C on Wednesday with showers eventually developing into rain by Friday and through the weekend.

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