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City shivers through a very cold snap

Friday, 15th July, 2011

If you think it’s been a lot chiller than normal lately, you’re right. In fact, Wednesday was the city’s coldest day in eight years.

The city is well and truly in winter’s grip with Wednesday’s temperature reaching a maximum of just 8.6 degrees.

Senior Meteorologist at the Weather Channel, Dick Whitaker, said it was the city’s coldest day since August 10, 2003, when mercury reached 8 degrees.

Mr Whitaker said the biting cold was down to a number of factors.

“It was due to three things: a southerly influence, a lack of sunshine and the rain,” he said.

Mr Whitaker said the “unusual weather event” didn’t happen a lot but the city could expect to see it from “time to time”.

The city can expect the temperature to rise towards the weekend, he said.

Yesterday the mercury shot up to a comparatively balmy 11 degrees and today’s forecast is for 14 degrees.

Tomorrow is expected to be partly cloudy and 15 degrees and by Sunday it should be 16 degrees.

 

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