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Record Breaking Cold Weather Hits Australia’s South East

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News.com Australia

Some towns recorded their coldest morning ever.

WAS it difficult getting out from under the doona this weekend? Did you shiver on the way to work this morning? Well spare a thought for the people of Deniliquin.

The mercury in the NSW town, close to the Murray River, sank to -5.6C early on Sunday morning — that’s the coldest it’s been for 110 years.

It was even more icy further north as winter records were broken across NSW and Victoria — some towns recorded their coldest morning ever.

It’s so freezing, the NSW Fire and Rescue Service has been forced to warn people not to fire up barbecues indoors. …

Early on Saturday morning, the nation’s capital fell to -8.7C, the coldest in 46 years. Three consecutive nights below -7C was also a first for 46 years.

Goulburn fell to -10C on Sunday, it’s coldest start to the day in 17 years. It was only a little better first thing on Monday morning plunging to -9.4C.

Parts of Sydney’s west got down to almost -2C on Monday morning, while the CBD’s 5.4C start to Sunday was the coldest night for two years.

Melbourne’s CBD got even lower on Sunday, just creeping above freezing to 0.8C.

Elsewhere in Victoria, the Latrobe Valley was -4.8C, the coldest for three decades. Sale’s low of -6.6C on Monday was its coldest ever recorded temperature.

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