The coldest week in Canberra since 1971!

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Weatherzone reports that Canberra has survived a week of overnight minimums colder than any in over 40 years.

“In the past seven days, Canberra has seen an average minimum temperature of -5.8 degrees, the coldest spell since 1971. Nearby, Cooma also felt their coolest three night spell since 2011 with an average minimum of -9.6 degrees. This is also the fourth coolest three night spell since records started in 1974.

“A cold front is set to sweep over southeastern parts of the nation this weekend bringing an end to the bitterly cold nights, although a large region of cold air should linger in its wake for the majority of next week.”

The Bureau is forecasting sub-zero temperatures for all next week.

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  1. I must admit to feeling the desire to slay people who describe such weather as ‘bracing’. Or those who boast about sleeping with open windows for the fresh air.


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