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Frigid start for Riverina

James Casey, Sunday August 3, 2014 - 14:36 EST

Some parts of southwestern NSW have shivered through their coldest morning on record.

Hillston (-5) had their coldest morning in over 50 years of records. The previous coldest morning was in July 1958 when the mercury dropped to -4.4.

Griffith (-3.3) recorded there coldest morning since June 2007 and the coldest August morning in 33 years.

A cold air mass was dragged north from Antarctica with a strong cold front before a broad high pressure system moved in over the region. Clear skies and light winds combined with this cold air mass creating freezing temperatures on Sunday morning, worthy of a few extra minutes snuggled up in bed.

The icy starts are set to continue into the working week for the Riverina, with sub zero temperatures expected until at least mid week with clear and calm nights.

- Weatherzone

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