Icy mornings captured by residents

Woori Yallock resident Tracey Frazer was up in the dark on Wednesday 3 July to capture the frost at sunrise. Picture: TRACEY FRAZER

While most people probably tried to avoid getting out of bed as long as possible on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 July as the winter chill settled in, a few residents around the Yarra Ranges braved the conditions to capture some truly beautiful moments.

Here is a selection of photos from the Valley and the Hills as the frost touched nearly everything it could over two icy mornings.

Bureau of Meteorology community information officer Brooke Pagel said on Thursday morning that Coldstream dropped down to minus 2.1 overnight making it one of the coldest places in greater Melbourne area.

“Temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in these calm conditions with very clear skies,” she said.

“We will see those light to moderate south to south easterly winds gradually turning to more of an eastern, north easterly flow going into Friday, leading to milder conditions for Friday morning.”