Just in case the weekend’s sport has not given you enough water cooler icebreakers for easing your human interactions today the ABC is providing a trigger for being the first to mention the cold:
Canberra has experienced its coldest run of temperatures in 36 years, with the mercury dropping below zero for the seventh time in a row.
The minimum temperatures have averaged minus five so far this month.
Meteorologist Ryan White says the warmest night this July so far has been 0.7 degrees.
“The last eight nights in a row we’ve had it pretty much at the minus five degree mark as an average, so it is quite incredible,” said Mr White.
Still aways from the record of 23 consecutive sub zero nights. But the streak is there to be beaten.