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Mercury plummets for the second night running

By johnboy - 30 June 2010 19

[First filed: Jun 29, 2010 @ 9:30]

ice

It only got down to -3 last night, compared to -5 the night before.

But the frost was still spectacular, puddles were iced 10mm thick and a none-too light website editor was able to walk across them. Sullivans Creek was iced over.

The Bureau has no respite in sight:

A high pressure ridge extends across NSW and the ACT maintaining cool and dry conditions across the local region. A cold front in the Bight will move through southern NSW on Wednesday, bringing a few showers, chiefly along the ranges to the west and south of the ACT. The ridge of high pressure will re-establish itself over the region for the remainder of the week with fine, cool days and cold, frosty nights forecast to continue.

Sunday morning is forecast to be merely freezing. The rest below.

It’s really OK to run your heaters in these conditions. And to find some company under the doona.

(frosty slideshow below)

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Gungahlin Al 10:43 am 30 Jun 10

cleo said :

Well I was in bed with electric blanket on under dooner!

Is this where I jump in with a brag about having a passive solar design house that gets up to 23 or more every sunny day without any artificial help? 😛

Pandy 8:14 am 30 Jun 10

U have a good looking hound JB

harley 7:31 am 30 Jun 10

Oh, I was looking for the Frosty doona company slideshow.

Yesterday I took the boganmobile up to Sydney. The tonneau cover had a lump of ice on it I never dealt with before I left at 06:30. Barrelling up the highway the other side of Marulan, there was a white flash in the mirror. I had time to look up and see the ice fly off then smash on the ground behind me. It was cool.

cleo 11:07 pm 29 Jun 10

Well I was in bed with electric blanket on under dooner!

BundahBoy 10:42 pm 29 Jun 10

Hehe the shopping trolley pic is a classic!

johnboy 4:49 pm 29 Jun 10

carnardly said :

Are they taken at the throwing fields on Masson Street?

Lovely pictures! :O

Around there and haig park.

I had reason to walk into Civic and back early this morning.

carnardly 4:43 pm 29 Jun 10

Are they taken at the throwing fields on Masson Street? Lovely pictures! :O

CanberraCreative 1:45 pm 29 Jun 10

– 7.6 for Tuggeranong according to BOM weather station in Isabella Plains.
Barely got below -1 in the City though.

For anyone camping at Mt Ginini (I’ve heard people do), was a nice -10, with the apparent temperature -18.4.

Gungahlin Al 12:43 pm 29 Jun 10

‘Twas mighty fresh playing touch footy last night in just t-shirt…2 or 3 degrees.

Power Protect 12:34 pm 29 Jun 10

Fairly standard to be scraping ice off the windscreen in this weather but yesterday after scraping ice off the outside of the windscreen I had to scrape ice off the INSIDE of the windscreen.

georgesgenitals 10:51 am 29 Jun 10

Nothing like going for a walk in the morning in dark clothing, soaking up the sun when it’s less than zero outside.

Holden Caulfield 10:47 am 29 Jun 10

I like clear frosty mornings too. I don’t like having an office desk that feels like I have my hands placed on an ice block, haha.

Jivrashia 10:42 am 29 Jun 10

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

Yep – BoM says it was -6.7oC in Tuggers at 6:10am. For comparison, Perisher was -7.3oC and was 2oC warmer by 9:40am!

The difference between the freeze at Perisher and the freeze at Tuggers/Canberra is that they have wonderful snow there and we don’t.

It’s like a birthday cake without candles.
Like good red wine without nice blue cheese.
Like JB without a camera.

Trunking symbols 10:26 am 29 Jun 10

I didn’t make my usual 5AM visit to Tuggers pool this morning. Yesterday was bad enough cold-wise. Besides, I caught a bad chill & sore throat so I had a legit excuse for not going.

Thumper 10:21 am 29 Jun 10

I love cold, clear, frosty mornings.

One of the really good things about Canberra.

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:11 am 29 Jun 10

It was -6 at 7am in Torrens this morning – pretty damn cold.

Yep – BoM says it was -6.7oC in Tuggers at 6:10am. For comparison, Perisher was -7.3oC and was 2oC warmer by 9:40am!

Couldn’t feel my hands walking to the bus. Then I could. I’m not sure which was worse.

s-s-a 10:08 am 29 Jun 10

Great shots! I love the hairy leaf!

Yesterday morning I revelled in crunching my mountain bike thru many frozen puddles at Stromlo. The sun was out, so it was alot more pleasant than last year’s fog-all-day-max-4-degrees. Got back home after 11am and pulled a disc of ice nearly 1cm thick out of our bird bath, and we are half way up a hill away from the coldest spots.

longshanks 9:57 am 29 Jun 10

It was -6 at 7am in Torrens this morning – pretty damn cold. Had to pour hot water into the dog’s water bowl to melt the ice!

BimboGeek 9:51 am 29 Jun 10

Hurray for company under the doona!

Plus if you actually like the guy then a frosty morning will seem happy and magical like your super gorgeous pictures. I particularly like the frosty leaf but I’m not at all a fan of the shopping trolley dumpage which is NEVER pretty!

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