Canberra is thawing out after its coldest six consecutive mornings in 36 years.
Today at 7:30am Canberra was still -5.3 degrees, more than five degrees below the July average of -0.1.
For the last six mornings, the nation's capital has shivered through temperatures below -4.4 degrees, and as low as -6.1 degrees on Wednesday. Making it the coldest string of consecutive mornings since 1976.
This has come about thanks to a cold front which passed over the south of the country late last week, leaving a pool of cold air. A large near-stagnant high pressure system then moved over, keeping skies clear and winds light. When this happens all heat accumulated during the days escapes overnight making for freezing mornings.
Tonight should see cloud cover for the capital, trapping some warmth, keeping the minimum temperature closer to zero.
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12:31 EST Sydney is about to record its driest autumn spell on record before an east coast low brings heavy falls near 100mm.