Victoria’s Alpine region has been covered by snow dust with the potential for snow showers over the weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring ski resort web cams which show ‘‘a good dusting of snow’’ over Mount Hotham.
Senior forecaster Chris Godfred said the ‘snow cams’ showed a ‘‘very light and patchy’’ dusting of snow on Dinner Plain and ‘‘some white’’ around Falls Creek.
‘‘It’s not as if it’s ski-able at all – it’s only a dusting – but it’s a start,’’ he said.
‘‘Resorts like Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and possibly Mount Baw Baw would be candidates for getting some snow showers during the day today and also during tomorrow.
‘‘Having these incursions of colder air coming from the Southern Ocean is not unusual.’’
A snow cam at Hotham Heights CFA station shows trees and mountain tops dusted with a thin layer of snow.
Mr Godfred said temperatures around the state were on course for this time of year.
‘‘We’re expecting a maximum of 14 degrees in Melbourne today which is pretty much on the average for a typical wintry kind of day and that’s the same around the state.
‘‘Combined with that, we are looking at the southerly winds picking up today as well so that rise in the wind chill is going to be a factor in people feeling pretty cold.’’