The spell of cold weather that gripped the country has caused hardship for many of the population who are ill.
Britain shivered in unseasonably cold weather over the weekend.
The cold weather comes despite the Met Office's long-range forecast, published in October, of a mild winter.
Cold weather continues in the mountains, with a little bit of natural snowfall this weekend, and snow making continuing.
While the cold weather and rain have eased the immediate fire threat in the state's north-east and in Gippsland.
This civilised bar comes into its own as the cold weather closes in.