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Coldest first week of August in decades for Australia's southeast

Rob Sharpe, Saturday August 8, 2015 - 12:55 EST

Melbourne, Adelaide, Albury and Ballarat all had their coldest first week of August in decades.

In terms of weather, the start of August continued the same way that July finished - cold. Melbourne experienced its coldest July in 20 years and has now had its coldest first week of August in 20 years.

In Adelaide the first week of August, was the coldest such week in 72 years (in terms of maximum temperatures).

Ballarat and Albury also joined the coastal cities in recording their coldest first weeks of August in 39 and 20 years respectively.

The cold weather was due to a series of cold fronts and troughs, bringing plenty of cloud and showers and a consistently chilly airmass. Albury has recorded rain in the gauge on every day this month.

Looking ahead, we will see a slightly warmer airmass moving through on Sunday and Monday, with Adelaide possibly nudging 20 degrees tomorrow. Unfortunately for those who are sick of the cold, a series of fronts will move through at the start of the week, keeping a lid on temperatures before a milder weekend.

- Weatherzone

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