TEMPERATURES in Glen Innes plummeted to minus 10 degrees in the early hours of yesterday morning – the
coldest of anywhere in the state.
At 10 degrees below average, it was also its coldest June night in six years.
Inverell experienced its coldest June night in eight years with a low of minus 8 degrees, 9 degrees below
A white layer of frost also blanketed the rest of the region yesterday morning and many towns felt their coldest night of the year, thanks to clear skies and dry air.
Tamworth shivered through a low of minus 3.9 degrees – more than 7 degrees below average – and Armidale hit minus 9.
Barraba saw a bitter minus 5 degrees and Gunnedah minus6 degrees, while Tenterfield dropped to minus 7 degrees.
Tabulam on the Northern Tablelands was the only place to record a low above zero
yesterday, with a minimum of 5.4 degrees.
It followed a chilly weekend, when similar sub-zero
temperatures were recorded.
Frosts were expected again this morning but meteorologists anticipated they would be nowhere near as severe, with clouds trapping in heat from yesterday’s sunny weather.
But warmer mornings are expected for the rest of the week, with clouds and isolated showers likely across the region until at least Saturday.
And while it’s been pretty white on the ground in the mornings, the afternoons are presenting a whole new colour image for northerners.
Sunsets have been particularly outstanding, like this photo captured by Calala amateur photographer Toni Livingstone. It was a glorious kaleidoscope of oranges and reds.