Most of NSW felt the chill of its second or third cold morning in a row, with the Hunter experiencing its coldest July morning in years.
Nobby's Head had its coldest morning in three years, falling to six degrees at 7am. Scone, Tocal and Cessnock had their coldest July morning's in three, four and five years respectively, dropping near or below freezing.
Sydney had its third chilly morning in a row. Cantebury had its coldest morning of winter, falling to 2 degrees. The city had its equal coldest morning for the year, dropping to 7.4 degrees for the second morning running.
Further north, Armidale hit its lowest July temperature in five years, tumbling to minus five degrees.
Tonight and the rest of the week will be milder for Sydney, the Hunter and Northern Tablelands as moisture will increase with onshore winds developing from the north. Further south, tonight is likely to be colder with Canberra set to fall well below zero.
© Weatherzone 2013
21:10 EDT Firefighters have put out several grass fires around Sydney and warned that any bushfires that develop will be extremely difficult to control, as temperatures are forecast to remain high over the weekend.