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First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow

By Charlotte Harper - 31 May 2016 7

Frosty windscreen

Happy winter’s eve, everyone. It’s time to pull out the jug of warm water and the ice scraper, the first frost is here – the first in our suburb, anyway.

Canberra temperatures fell to below zero at 4.41am, and were back up to 2 degrees by 8am. The skies are clear with not a hint of the fog we saw yesterday. The sunshine is set to continue till late morning, with showers forecast from noon till mid-afternoon.

RiotACT took a tour of nearby streets this morning and found some cars coated in ice, and others entirely free of it, so perhaps you’ll be lucky and won’t need to clear the frost before heading out for the day.

Frost on the grass

I showed our youngest child some photos I took of frost-covered cars and he said, “That’s OK, you just turn on the wipers, Mummy.”

I had to explain that wipers don’t cut it with ice. Warm water poured over the glass followed immediately by wipers usually works for us.

Here’s a useful video with some tips on preventing the arrival of the ice in the first place. I like the idea of keeping an old sheet over the front and back windscreens at night: viralnova.com/frosted-window-tricks.

Got any other tips for dealing with frost on the windscreen?

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7 Responses to
First frost reminds us winter is coming … tomorrow
dungfungus 10:25 am 01 Jun 16

rommeldog56 said :

Before you go to the gym mix metho, water and dishwashing detergent in a water bottle. When you finish four hours later (true! 🙂 ) squirt the mixture onto the windscreen and use the wipers. Works every time.

That sounds good enough to drink!

John Moulis 9:14 am 01 Jun 16

Before you go to the gym mix metho, water and dishwashing detergent in a water bottle. When you finish four hours later (true! 🙂 ) squirt the mixture onto the windscreen and use the wipers. Works every time.

dungfungus 3:01 pm 31 May 16

Acton said :

I have the benefit of under cover parking, but I saw these windscreen covers advertised the other day and they look pretty handy: https://www.facebook.com/featheronesnestupholstery/photos/a.1681882808693504.1073741829.1583247561890363/1741426459405805/?type=3&theater

An old bed sheet is just as effective. Flannelette works best.
Hang it on the clothesline before you leave for work and replace it on the car as soon as night falls.

Maya123 2:11 pm 31 May 16

Mordd said :

People get up before the frost melts ? .. amazing.

🙂

MERC600 1:32 pm 31 May 16

People get up before the frost melts ? .. amazing.

Alexandra Craig 9:35 am 31 May 16

I have the benefit of under cover parking, but I saw these windscreen covers advertised the other day and they look pretty handy: https://www.facebook.com/featheronesnestupholstery/photos/a.1681882808693504.1073741829.1583247561890363/1741426459405805/?type=3&theater

HenryBG 9:33 am 31 May 16

Yesterday, there must have been some rain before the temperature went down, because scraping the ice off with an old credit card just didn’t work. Mind you, nowhere near as bad as I’ve had to deal with in Europe.
This morning on the other hand it scraped off easy-peasy.

Oh, and pouring warm water on your windscreen? I don’t think so….

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