It was a chilly morning for Wagga and it is set to continue for the rest of the week with a forecast of -3 degrees for Saturday.
Bruce Copplestone, technical officer at Wagga’s Bureau of the Meteorology at Wagga, said the week’s forecast is below the month average.
“We got to minus 00.2 degrees at 7.30 this morning out at the airport and our average minimum for the month is 2.7 degrees,” he said.
“Our record lowest minimum for July is minus 6.3 degrees which was in 1982.”
While the cold weather won’t reach quite that low, Mr Copplestone said there are some chilly mornings on the forecast coming up later this week.
“For the next few day we are hovering around the zero degrees mark,” he said.
“There is a minus three degrees on the forecast for this Saturday.
“We have a strong high pressure system over the state at the moment and as you would imagine we have seen lots of clear nights and those minimum temperatures get quite low.”
The maximum for the days are so far almost spot on average, with forecasts of 12 to 13 degrees until Saturday.
“It has been a dry, our average rainfall for July is 54 millimetres and we have had 7.3 for the month so far,” Mr Copplestone said.
“While it is still early in the month, since the January 1, we have only had 170 millimetres which is 47 percent below average.