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Another icy start for South Australians

Tuesday August 5, 2014 - 12:58 EST
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Renmark had another cold start for locals. - ABC

South Australians woke to another icy morning with the mercury dipping well below zero in parts of the state.

While , the temperature was a little less chilly this morning, reaching a low of 3 degrees Celsius.

The coldest centre in South Australia was Yunta, with just -6.3C at 6:29am (ACST).

Renmark was also icy with a low of -5.4C at 6:39am and Loxton dipped to -4C at 6:43am.

The icy temperatures were taking their toll on the state's homeless population.

The Hutt Street Centre in Adelaide said the number of people seeking its services had increased during the cold weather.

The centre's Danielle Bayard said the centre normally took in 35 to 45 new clients per month, but the drop in temperature had seen numbers almost double.

She said while there was always plenty of food available in the meal centre the increase had put a strain on some of the centre's other resources.


© ABC 2014

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