Bendigo's bitter cold snap

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 15-Jul-2015

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Shivering while out and about in Bendigo yesterday? Chances are you weren't the only one.

The city endured its coldest day in over 17 years yesterday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The bureau's Bendigo Airport site recorded a maximum temperature of 7.1 degrees at 11.12am yesterday, the lowest maximum temperature recorded since June 12, 1999 when the mercury reached just 7.0°C.

It was also the coldest July day in Bendigo since July 3, 1998, a day on which the temperature also only reached 7.1 degrees.

Before that, the coldest day was in July of 1996 when the mercury rose to a maximum temperature of just 6.3°C.

To put it into context, it is a far cry from Bendigo Airport's all-time record for lowest maximum temperature – 4.7°C on July 9, 1995.

A total of 11mm of rain also fell across the city to 9am this morning, with widespread frost and reports of black ice on local roads.

The chilly weather has continued today, with the maximum temperature recorded to 1pm just 7.0°C at 11.23am.

Bendigo's forecast maximum temperature for today is just nine degrees, but little additional rain is expected.

More in Friday's Bendigo Weekly.

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