Orange's coldest morning of 2021 will likely be following by snow on Sunday as winter really begins to grip the city.
The second day of Orange's lockdown, residents woke to find an impressive frost covering on Thursday morning as the mercury plummeted to -5.6 degrees Celcius at 5.40am, well below freezing.
At the same time, the feels-like temperature was -6 degrees.
The temperature didn't pass freezing until about 8.30am on Thursday morning.
The previous record for 2021 was on July 7 when we dipped to -5.1 degrees. While the record for July is -5.8 degrees on July 15, 2018.
The extremely cold morning will be our chilliest in the next seven days with rain returning over the course of the next three days, as water continues to spill over the Suma Park dam wall.
There's a 90 per cent chance of rain on Friday, with up to 8mm on the radar, while rain will continue on Saturday and then the possibility of snow on Sunday.
There's a 90 per cent chance of rain to kick-off the weekend, with up to 8mm again on the radar before a high chance of snow the next day.
Sunday's top temperature is tipped to be just 5 degrees Celcius.
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