Some baby feathered friends are learning to swim at Victoria Park Lake, despite the chilly weather.CHLOE WARBURTON August 14, 2014 3:38am
Swan lake: Baby cygnets have been seen swanning around Victoria Park Lake, despite Shepparton's colder than average August.
The sun is shining and there’s some new baby swans at Victoria Park Lake, but Shepparton is still shivering through an August well below average temperatures.
The swans and their baby cygnets appeared recently and have been getting a lot of attention at the lake, so it might be easy to believe spring is on its way.
With less than a month to go of winter, the cold temperatures are still well and truly settled in.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Scott Williams said the average high temperature for August had been 13.1°C, with a maximum of 15.7°C.
‘‘We haven’t really come out of the deep freeze of winter yet,’’ he said.
The August average in Shepparton during the past 20 years has been 14.9°C.
So far this month, there’s been five days where the temperature has fallen below 0°C.
Mr Williams said yesterday’s weather featured some pleasant sun and a bit of frost in the morning, but the temperature was still below average.
‘‘It’s the old Shepparton southerly,’’ he said.
Today is expected to be similar, with a frost in the morning and a top of 15°C.
Clear skies will persist through to tomorrow, but the below-average minimum temperature will continue, getting as low as 0°C tomorrow and 1°C on Saturday.
Some rain is expected during the weekend, with the north and north-east region expected to get about 5
It is going to be hard for Shepparton to get above the average temperature, despite some more sunny days.
‘‘If we’re going to try reach that average temperature, we’ll need a few more warm days before the end of the month,’’ Mr Williams said.
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