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Cold start to May in the southeast

Ben Domensino, Tuesday May 1, 2018 - 10:45 AEST

May has started out on a cold note in parts of southeastern Australia, with the lowest temperatures in six to eight months producing widespread frost.

Clear skies and light winds underneath a large high pressure system provided the ideal conditions for temperatures to plummet last night.

The mercury dipped low enough for frost to develop from central NSW down to southern Victoria, with many locations experiencing their coldest morning in six to eight months.

Canberra's 0.7 degrees this morning was its lowest temperature since last October and the coldest first morning of May in four years.

Shepparton (3.2C), Cerberus (3.3C), Bega (1.4C), Bankstown (9.6C), Cooma (-2.5C), Nyngan (8.3C), Whyalla (7.1C) and Marree (9.6C) also had their coldest start in six to seven months this morning, while Yarram (0.8C) registered its lowest temperature since last August.

This morning's chilly weather is typical for this time of year and reminds those living in the nation's southeast that winter is now just one month away.

- Weatherzone

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