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Clear skies lead to big chill in SA

Monday July 25, 2011 - 08:25 EST
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Frost icicles cover a rose at Beechworth, north east of Melbourne, on June 10, 2009. - ABC
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Frost clings to a plant in the backyard of ABC News Online user, Jenny Kernich, from Forreston, east of Adelaide, early on the morning of July 28, 2008. - ABC

Adelaide has had its coldest morning in three years, with the mercury dipping to 1.3 degrees Celsius at 6:20am.

It was close to zero at Adelaide Airport's monitoring point.

The temperature went below zero in some areas of South Australia, with -3.2 degrees at Nurioopta in the Barossa Valley, -1.9 at Kingscote on Kangaroo Island and -4.2 degrees recorded at Renmark Airport.

The coldest temperature was recorded at Gluepot with -5.5 degrees.

It hit -4.9 degrees in Yongala and Yunta.

Don McGuffie from the weather bureau says the cold morning had forecasters checking the record books.

"That's the coldest morning [in Adelaide] since the 28th of July 2008, when a minimum of 0.7 was recorded and the record minimum for Adelaide is -0.4 which was recorded on the 16th of July 1982," he said.


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