Dry July not missing its winter chill: minus 6 degrees forecast for weekend

COLD AND DRY: The winter chill is predicted to return to its worst on Sunday but there's no sign of substantial rain in the forecast.

COLD AND DRY: The winter chill is predicted to return to its worst on Sunday but there's no sign of substantial rain in the forecast.

IF the weather forecast is to be believed you’ll need beanies, scarves and coats this weekend, but probably not your umbrella as Orange continues one of its driest winters on record.

According to weatherzone.com.au the mercury will fall to a thermals-inducing minus six degrees Celsius on Sunday.

As cold as that is it still falls short of the coldest mark so far this month: the freezing minus 7 degrees recorded on July 1.

There’s been talk about snow, but there’s none predicted for the next seven days.

But the dry spell is forecast to continue, with less than one millimetre of rain predicted on Saturday and Sunday.

So far this month, just three millimetres of rain has been recorded at Orange airport, a stark contrast to the first fortnight of July 12 months ago, when a total of 73.6 millimetres had fallen.

The driest July on record was 1929, when just 11 millimetres fell in Orange.

Saturday’s predicted minimum temperature is 1 degree, with a forecast maximum of 9 degrees.

After a very brisk start to Sunday is likely to be clear and fine, with a top 10 degrees.

The week ahead will likely be slightly warmer again, with maximum temperatures of 13 degrees for Monday and 11 degrees on Tuesday.

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