you are not logged in | login or join us

Weather News

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

© Weatherzone 2014

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Site search


Enter a postcode or town name for local weather, or text to search the site. » advanced search

Cotton growers planting only 20 per cent of last year's crop as drought hits hard

ABC image 17:48 EST Queensland cotton growers are planting only 20 per cent of the crop they planted last year as the drought continues to take its toll.

Help with Weatherzone