Sydney’s Coldest October in 17 years

Sydney’s Coldest October in 17 years
October 31, 2009

…Based on maximum temperatures and averaging 21.4 degrees, we have now seen our coldest October in 17 years…

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Wintry weather coldest on record

Wintry weather coldest on record
October 3, 2009

Whilst northern New South Wales sweated under the heat of a 30 degree
plus day, a large chunk of southern NSW shivered under the coldest day in months; for some the coldest October day on record.

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Australia: Cold weather smashes records

Cold weather smashes records
June 11, 2009

A bumper start to the ski season, Canberra frozen, snow over the Melbourne hills, widespread severe frost and records are falling.

The cold snap is abating slowly, but not before a final icy sting that has seen records fall across the southeast in the last 24 hours. Frost under clear skies last night was severe in much of the inland, notably Canberra’s -5.8 degrees this morning, their coldest for June in nine years.

Yesterday, Thredbo reached a high of -6.4 degrees, the coldest maximum recorded in New South Wales for 31 years. Last night, Cabramurra’s minimum fell to a 12 year low of -6.8 degrees. Coastal locations also felt the cold with Montague Island’s mercury levelling out at three degrees last night, their coldest June night in 37 years.

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New Australian record: Minus 13 degrees – the coldest it’s ever been in April!

Minus 13 degrees – the coldest it’s been in April
April 29, 2009

A new Australian record was set early this morning, a temperature of minus 13 degrees, at Charlotte Pass on the Snowy Mountains.

A few other locations set April low temperature records also. In Tasmania Lake Leake was as cold as minus six, Sheffield and Dover both reached minus one and Flinders island got to zero. Hobart had its coldest April night in 46 years, recording a low of 1.7 degrees, seven below average.

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NSW has earliest snow since 1996

NSW has first snowfall of the 2009 season
April 26, 2009

NSW has experienced its first snow of the year, with five centimetres falling in the state’s Snowy Mountains the earliest fall in more than a decade.

Perisher reportedly had five centimetres of fresh snow, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) saying similar falls were recorded at Charlotte Pass.

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Australia: Coldest March night in 31 years

Freezing temperatures for the southeast
March 6, 2009

Temperatures in parts of New South Wales and Victoria have plummeted in the last few days, a stark reminder that we are albeit, just into Autumn.

Overnight minimums have been particularly low, with places such as Orange in NSW creeping to 1 degree last night. Even Sydney only managed 14 degrees, with nearby Liverpool not even making 10. However, it was the around the ranges of southern NSW and eastern VIC that the cold has bitten hardest. Perisher, NSW recorded a low of -7 degrees, that’s 10 below average and their coldest March night in at least 31 years.

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Gale force winds and snow hit New South Wales central-west

Gale force winds and snow hit New South Wales central-west
November 23, 2008

GALE force winds and snow in the NSW central-west are keeping State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers busy, just a week from the start of summer.