7 July 2021

It's not just you, it really is cold

| Dominic Giannini
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Temperatures then dipped to -4.7 degrees overnight, reaching the minimum just after 3:30 am on Wednesday.

But for freezing Canberrans, it may have felt even colder, with the wind chill factor making it 2 to 3 degrees colder than it was – or up to 4 degrees colder in the ranges.

Braidwood and Goulburn also had temperatures drop well into the negatives overnight, hitting lows of -5.7 and -7.2 degrees respectively.

Meteorologist for the Bureau of Meteorology Melody Strum said temperatures in Canberra were about 6 degrees lower than the July average at the moment.

This increases slightly during the day to between 2 and 4 degrees colder than average.

The cold snap hitting Canberra is forecast to hang around until later in the week and is due to a mix of a high-pressure system moving through NSW and the ACT, as well as high humidity which means the morning fog can trap in overnight temperatures, resulting in colder days.

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Freezing overnight followed by a beautiful sunny day – a perfect winter Canberra day.

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