A cold start to August has seen parts of NSW shiver to three consecutive record cold mornings.
Bega has recorded the same minimum temperature, -4.1, three days in a row, the coldest August morning since 1994. Likewise, Lake Victoria has broken the 46 year August record on three consecutive days, -2.5 on Sunday, -2.6 on Monday and -1.8 this morning.
Canberra joined the party this morning dropping to -7.6, the coldest August morning in 20 years. It has also been well below average the last few days cooling to at least -6 since Sunday.
This run of extremely cold mornings are a result of a slow-moving high pressure system setting up camp behind a strong cold front. The cold airmass combined with clear skies and light winds to bring a chilly start to August.
Mornings will see a general warming trend as a weak front approaches on Wednesday increasing the cloud and wind to limit overnight cooling.
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