Last night was warmer than usual for most of New South Wales, but from tonight much of the state will have very cold nights.
Almost the entire state recorded above average temperatures last night due to thick cloud cover. Canberra was six above average, recording seven degrees. On the South Coast Moruya was 13 degrees, its warmest June night in four years. Wind bustled through the coastal town overnight with the strongest wind gust reaching 78km/h.
However tonight will be much colder with many places, such as Canberra and Moruya, forecast to be around ten degrees colder than last night.
Sydneysiders will also need to rug-up as the city is expected to be much colder for the next few nights. Last night it only dipped to 11 degrees, two above average, but from tonight it should reach six or seven degrees each night until at least Tuesday morning. During this period there is even a chance that parts of Western Sydney will drop to freezing.
The cooler nights will come after a cold front moves across the state today. This will bring a cold airmass that will combine with clear skies at night to bring below average temperatures to the state.
© Weatherzone 2012
19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.