A cold snap – they love using the words “cold snap” – has extended across Australia’s eastern states.
New South Wales felt the brunt of the brutal wintry conditions, with the mercury in some areas around Sydney plummeting below zero throughout the night.
Dubbo, in the state’s Central West, recorded a record-breaking low yesterday of -6 degrees – a minimum not seen in 78 years.
Camden, west of Campbelltown, experienced its coldest night on record since 2002 with a minimum of -4.9 degrees.
Richmond notched up a chilly -4.7, its coldest night since 2010, while Penrith felt a brisk -1.8 and Bankstown -1.4.
The icy conditions come just a day after Parkes and Cowra set new all-time coldest temperature records with readings of -6.6 and -5.8 in each of the NSW locations.
Those were the lowest temperatures that have been seen since the weather recording sites in each city were opened back in 1958.
“It is amazing that the amount of money on the table to justify global warming which is all about raising taxes for carbon emissions is placing us at a greater risk for it is distracting everyone from the real threat – global cooling,” says armstrongconomics.
Thanks to Jack Hydrazine, Greg C and John of Cloverdale, WA, Australia for these links