Cold snap won't last
NO, you weren’t imagining it – yesterday was ridiculously cold.
While Thursday night’s overnight minimum of 8.3 degrees was mercifully warmer than Tuesday night when the mercury plunged to just 1.3 degrees and many parts of the region reported heavy frosts, yesterday it just didn’t seem to get any better.
Yesterday’s maximum temperature of 12.9 degrees was reached at 10.32am and it was all downhill from there.
By 5pm it was back to just a knee-knocking 10 degrees.
For the record, the lowest maximum June temperature was back in 1960 at 12.3 degrees.
Those readings contrast to an average maximum temperature for June and July in Coffs Harbour of 19 degrees.
Hopefully the worst of the cold snap could be over with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a range of 15 to 17 degrees this weekend.
The bureau also said we should still enjoy warmer than average winter nights ahead and our days will return to normal.
During a frigid week, Dorrigo hit -3 on Wednesday morning and Armidale -6.