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Who had the coldest start to winter?

Ben Domensino, Tuesday June 1, 2021 - 10:35 EST

Today is the first day of winter in Australia. So, which part of Australia had the coldest start to the season this time around?

The golden Ugg boot award for the lowest temperature in Australia on the first morning of winter (June 1, 2021) was Cooma in NSW, which dipped to minus 7.5ºC early on Tuesday morning.

The next coldest spots were Canberra Airport and Goulburn Airport, which both reached minus 5.2ºC between 7:00am and 7:30am.

Image: The first morning of winter at the National Arboretum Canberra, ACT. Source: @cancan1964 / Instagram

Here are the lowest temperatures registered in each state and territory on June 1:

  • NSW: Cooma –7.5ºC
  • ACT: Canberra –5.2ºC
  • VIC: Omeo –3.2ºC
  • TAS: Ouse –2.7ºC
  • SA: Loxton 0.7ºC
  • QLD: Applethorpe 1.1ºC
  • WA: Gingin 3.5ºC
  • NT: Jervois 9.0ºC

While this isn't as cold as it can get in Australia at the start winter, Cooma's -7.5ºC made this Australia coldest first morning of season in five years. The lowest temp on June 1 last year was -1.8ºC at Mount Buller in VIC.

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