Central West's winter 'feels like' temperatures leave residents chilly

CHILLY: This frosty scene at Denison College in Bathurst was captured at sunrise on Thursday morning. Photo: BABY MCKENZIE
CHILLY: This frosty scene at Denison College in Bathurst was captured at sunrise on Thursday morning. Photo: BABY MCKENZIE

RESIDENTS across the Central West have woken to a very chilly start on Thursday with the 'feels like' temperature plummeting to -6.1 degrees in one location.

Cold weather has sent many towns into a chill since winter began on Monday and widespread frost could be seen.

Lithgow had the coldest 'feels like' temperature across the region with the mercury down to -6.1 degrees at 6.30am, while the actual temperature was -3.6.

It was only a touch warmer in Orange with the overnight 'feels like' temperature dropping to -5.8, while actual readings fell as low as -2.2 degrees.

In Bathurst -5.4 was the 'feels like' temperature early Thursday morning, while the mercury actually dropped to a low of -1.7 degrees.

Other towns also recorded sub-zero temperatures overnight:

  • Cowra: 'feels like' -0.8, actual temperature 1.0
  • Dubbo: 'feels like' -2.2, actual temperature 2.7
  • Forbes: 'feels like' -0.5, actual temperature 2.3
  • Mudgee: 'feels like' -2.4, actual temperature 0.2
  • Parkes: 'feels like' -1.9, actual temperature 1.6
  • Young: 'feels like' -3.6, actual temperature -0.4

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