Even colder weather ahead with dry days and frosty nights

WINTER CHILL: The frost has already been so thick you can almost see each tendrill but more is to come with further minus degree overnight temperatures this week. Photo: WENDY DAVIDSON

WINTER CHILL: The frost has already been so thick you can almost see each tendrill but more is to come with further minus degree overnight temperatures this week. Photo: WENDY DAVIDSON

NSW will experience a string of dry days and frosty nights at the end of this week as a high pressure system slowly drifts over the state.

In Orange minimum temeratures will remain in the minuses and get as low as -5 on Sunday, which will be the coldest temperature this month. 

The long-term average minimum temperature during July is 0.5 degrees and the lowest on record was -7.7 degrees in 2002.  

Despite light showers falling in pockets of southern and eastern NSW on Wednesday and Thursday, the region can expect another dry week.

So far this month Orange airport has recorded 0.4 mm.

There are indications a cold front could cause rain in parts of southern and central NSW around Tuesday and Wednesday next week but it's still too far away to know how much rain this system will bring, and where it will fall.