Clarence valley residents have been rugging up at night in a bid to get warm.
Clarence valley residents have been rugging up at night in a bid to get warm. Trevor Veale

Cold snap hits Valley

WINTER has not held off this year, leading people to reach for the Ugg boots and dressing gowns earlier than usual.

Grafton had its coldest night since August on Sunday at 4.8° and last night's predictions were much the same.

But Weatherzone meteorologist Ben McBurney said the cool air should warm up towards the weekend.

"It's the coldest it has been in autumn since 2008, so we've definitely seen a chilly start to May," he said.

"This is due to the cold front which has come through earlier than it has over the past five years."

Temperatures are likely to warm up today, with showers developing from tomorrow.

"When there are showers it can be more humid because there are more clouds, which means the daytime heat can only escape at night-time, so it leads to warmer nights," Mr McBurney said.

That's good news for those who were still shivering under their extra blanket last night.

Light showers may stick around until Friday, but he said the weekend looked to be rain-free at this stage.

TEMPERATURES
Today: 8-21 degrees
Tomorrow: 10-21 degrees
Thursday: 13-22 degrees
Friday: 14-22 degrees
Saturday: 14-22 degrees
Sunday: 13-23 degrees



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