Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Northern NSW shivers through chilly morning

Ben McBurney, Friday August 16, 2013 - 14:41 EST

It was a cold night across northern NSW, with the Hunter Valley, Northern Tablelands and the Northwest Slopes and Plains experiencing particularly cold and frosty conditions.

Thursday in Cessnock saw a much warmer than average morning where the minimum temperature was 6 degrees above average, while the next day saw a minimum temperature 13 degrees cooler at -2.7 degrees. This was Cessnock's coldest night in 2 years and 7 degrees below the August average. Further north, Tocal recorded its coldest August night since 2008 dropping down to 0.9 degrees.

The Northern Tablelands and the Northwest Slopes and Plains weren't spared from the cold either. Barraba saw its coldest August night in 5 years reaching a low of -6 degrees while Glen Innes Airport saw a crisp low of -8.7 degrees, its coldest temperature this year so far.

Over the next few days, the Hunter Valley and Northern Tablelands will see warmer overnight temperatures due to a trough moving over the region bringing with it cloud and wind.

A cold front will move in to the area on Monday evening bringing with it a much colder airmass. A high will then follow the front, causing clear skies and light winds. This combination will allow for a return of cold and frosty mornings from Tuesday which is likely to persist until later in the week.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

The Photo Fence: Artists capture Darwin homeowners' love affair with high fences

15:20 EST

Some encase Darwin's homes in a gnarled mesh vestige while others stand like spiked watchmen separating the street from those living inside.

Stroud showground waiting for government funds

14:28 EST

A Hunter Valley community hit hard by April's super storm says it is confident it will receive government support to clean up its showground.

Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia

13:45 EST

The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.