Weather photos: Freezing Friday month’s coldest

CHILLY winter mornings in Bega are the norm, but the chill that settled over the town on Friday was anything but. 

The mild winter conditions locals have become used to this winter ended abruptly with a day that didn’t actually warm up until well into the evening!

The maximum at 9am was 2.5C, climbing to a “high” of 7.4C at 4pm before the mercury started to fall again. 

It wasn’t until after dark that the temperature in Bega rose, eventually reaching 14C at 9pm. 

Unsurprisingly, Friday had the lowest mean temperature for the month of June in Bega. 

After days of howling winds that packed a frosty bite, residents were probably looking forward to Friday’s predictions of a calm day wind-wise. 

However, the still conditions only contributed to Friday’s unusual cold spell.  

A spokesperson from the Bureau of Metrology in Canberra said a combination of cloud cover and low winds trapped cold air in the Valley for the day.   

“Heavy cloud cover and a low level inversion kept the temperature low and it wasn’t until north-westerly winds picked up that the temperature started to rise in the evening,” the spokesperson said. 

“The light north-westerly’s got the temp in the teens, but once the wind dropped so did the temperature again.”

However, while Bega may have woken up to 1C morning on Saturday, this time the temperature rose steadily from there. 

Weatherzone and the Bureau of Meteorology predict another week of mild days and cool nights as winds continue to ease across the South East.  

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