Frosty start to the weekend for NSWDrew Casper-Richardson, Saturday July 27, 2013 - 10:56 EST
For large parts of NSW it's been a mild winter so far, however some towns have just shivered through their coldest morning of the year.
A large high pressure system has brought clear skies and light winds to eastern parts of the state, allowing for the days warmth to escape.
It was a frosty start for those in Armidale with the mercury dipping to minus seven. This is seven below the average and the coldest morning since August. In the Hunter, Merriwa chilled to minus four, six below average and the coldest morning of the year. Bathurst had their coldest July morning in two years with a low of minus five.
The nations capital didn't escape the icy start to the weekend, dropping to minus five. This is Canberra's third consecutive morning below minus three.
This is likely to be the last of the freezing mornings for at least a few days as the responsible high moves away, allowing a cold front and trough to sweep through. This will bring an increase in winds and cloud cover, making for more mild mornings.
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