Southern NSW chill to coldest morning of the yearJames Casey, Thursday July 25, 2013 - 14:10 EST
Parts of southern NSW have experienced their coldest morning of the year, with thick fog blanketing parts of the state.
New South Welshmen would have wanted to stay in bed just that little bit longer this morning, as temperatures dropped six degrees below the July average in some parts of the state. It was the coldest morning of the year for parts of the Southern Tablelands, Illawara and Sydney regions.
Moss Vale shivered to its coldest morning in three years, falling to minus four degrees. Other notable mentions were Wyalong, Canberra and Richmond, which all felt the morning's chill, recording their coldest morning of the year so far.
Fog was also a factor this morning, making the brisk morning walks less scenic, limiting visibility to less than 50 metres in Gundagai and to around 200 metres through much of the Southern Tablelands, Southwest Slopes and Riverina.
The cold temperatures and widespread fog were caused by a broad high pressure system sitting over the state. Clear skies and light winds allowed the heat stored by the land to escape overnight.
The next few mornings are looking to be on the chilly side again as the high pressure system remains over the state. Cloud will keep the temperatures up slightly on Friday morning, however Saturday morning likely to reach temperatures similar to today.
© Weatherzone 2013
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