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Coldest May morning in almost a century

Friday May 25, 2012 - 10:30 EST
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Perth has recorded its coldest May morning in almost 100 years. - ABC

The Perth metropolitan area has recorded its coldest May morning for almost 100 years.

The temperature dropped to 1.3 degrees just before 7:00am.

That equals the record low set on 11 May, 1914.

It was even colder in Jandakot, where the mercury dipped to -0.6 degrees.

The duty forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology Mark Paull says the cold mornings are being caused by a high pressure system to the south of the state.

He says they will continue for the next few days.


- ABC

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