Bureau of Meteorology says there will be a frost on Saturday morning

Saturday: 9am If you thought it was cold this morning – it was. 

The region dropped into the minus temperatures overnight, ‘peaking’ at -2.5 in Bendigo at 7.30am. 

Other areas in central Victoria varied between -2.5 and -3 degrees, Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Stephen King said.

However Castlemaine appeared to be the coldest at -4.1 degrees.

Widespread fog and frost in the North East should clear by mid-morning, with temperatures of 12 degrees expected. 

Not warm enough, some might say.

Friday It’s going to be chilly tomorrow morning, folks.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of severe frosts with temperatures down to -3 degrees in some parts of the state on Saturday morning.

BOM says those temperatures can cause significant crop damage.

Frosts with temperatures down to -2 degrees are forecast in parts of the Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, South West, Central and West and South Gippsland forecast districts

Top of the Range Tearoom's pet peacock enjoys the snow. Picture: Top of the Range Tearooms

Top of the Range Tearoom's pet peacock enjoys the snow. Picture: Top of the Range Tearooms

The North East can expect temperatures of -3.

The bureau states: Please be aware – temperatures at ground level can be many degrees lower than those recorded by standard weather stations, especially in calm conditions with very clear skies.

The warning comes after some parts of central Victoria had snow this week and we shivered through the coldest July day in 22 years