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Coldest March night in several years for VIC and NSW

Ben McBurney, Monday March 18, 2013 - 14:36 EDT

Most of New South Wales and Victoria endured an unseasonably cool
morning, with some parts seeing their coldest March night in up to
13 years.

A cold air mass in the wake of a front combined with mostly clear
skies and easing winds to cause a chilly morning, with many places five to 10 degrees colder than average.

The coldest locations were in northern VIC and southern NSW where
skies were clearest and winds were lightest. Rutherglen and Yarrawonga
saw their coldest March mornings in eight years, recording 1.3
degrees and 5.2 degrees respectively.

In NSW Nowra saw its coldest March morning in at least 13 years
reaching 7.2 degrees. Braidwood saw its coldest in five years,
reaching 1.2 degrees.

For many parts, this was also the coldest night since November. In
NSW's northwest, towns such as Brewarrina and Walgett even saw their
coldest mornings since October.

While the air mass is set to warm up over coming days with the mercury
likely to reach back into the 30's by Wednesday, the chilly morning
was a cool reminder that winter is not too far away.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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