Brrrrrrr, that is chilly!

IF you thought it was freezing yesterday morning, you're not far off the mark – and you can thank Antarctica for it.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the icy-cold conditions originated there a few days ago.

Frosts and sub-zero temperatures hit our region yesterday morning with Coffs Harbour recording a low of just 1ºC.

The atmospheric conditions that accompanied the cold front, however, made it ‘feel like' minus 2.4ºC according to WeatherZone's calculations.

In Dorrigo, it didn't just feel like it, it was minus 3ºC, Armidale was minus 6ºC.

“A high pressure ridge brought fine weather in the north, along with a very frosty night – that's why we felt abnormally cold this morning,” Coffs Harbour Bureau of Meteorology duty observer Udaya Munasinghe said.

Despite the chilly Wednesday reception, we were still quite a way off our June record of minus 0.6ºC, recorded in 1968.

Thankfully, by 10am the temperature had risen by almost 10ºC and we all started to defrost. By 1pm it had reached a comfortable 15ºC.

You can expect things to warm up a little over the next few days. The minimum temperature today is expected to be 6ºC, with a maximum of 17.

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