Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide forecasts: Record breaking cold weather -5.6c

WAS it difficult getting out from under the doona this weekend? Did you shiver on the way to work this morning? Well spare a thought for the people of Deniliquin.

The mercury in the NSW town, close to the Murray River, sank to -5.6C early on Sunday morning — that’s the coldest it’s been for 110 years.

It was even more icy further north as winter records were broken across NSW and Victoria — some towns recorded their coldest morning ever.

It’s so freezing, the NSW Fire and Rescue Service has been forced to warn people not to fire up barbecues indoors.

But, on the bright side, snow starved ski resorts can look forward to the first dumps for a while.

“Yes, it’s still cold. The average minimum in Canberra is 0C in July so -7C is well below average,” Sky News Weather meteorologist Tom Saunders told news.com.au on Monday.

There should be a slight respite this week with temperatures heading back towards the winter average…

Source: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide forecasts: Record breaking cold weather in south east