Grampians snow draws crowds

FROZEN DUSK: Sun falls on snowy Mt William on Saturday afternoon. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO

FROZEN DUSK: Sun falls on snowy Mt William on Saturday afternoon. Picture: EMMA D'AGOSTINO

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MT WILLIAM was a hotspot for tourists and Wimmera residents at the weekend with the promise of snow.

Brambuk National Park and Culture Centre staffer Dawn Elgood said there were still reports of snow on Sunday morning.

"It's really exciting because normally it doesn't hang around for that long," she said.

"Usually the sun comes out and everything melts."

Sub-zero temperatures preserved the icy spectacle.

It started snowing on Thursday night, and continued for most of Friday.

Mrs Elgood said there was snow at Mt William, Boroka Lookout and other high-altitude areas.

Temperatures at Mt William's summit reached a top of 0.7 degrees on Saturday.

Horsham recorded its coolest morning for a year on the same day, with a low of -3.4 degrees.

Friday's temperatures ranged from 3.3 to 8.5 degrees.

The region's coolest morning was recorded in Longerenong, with a low of -3.7 degrees on Saturday.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Stephen King expected the icy mornings would continue for the next few days.

He said Monday's low in Horsham would be -2 degrees, with a top of about 13.

Tuesday's temperatures should range from -1 to 14 degrees.

"We're basically in for cold mornings, but fine and sunny afternoons for the next few days," Mr King said.

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