first snow in the Alps, two degrees west of Sydney

Sydney shivered on its coldest morning of the year on Saturday as temperatures dropped to two degrees in parts of the city.

“Camden was two degrees Saturday morning,” said Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Jordan Notara.

Elsewhere in the state, it was even colder, with temperatures at Thredbo Ski Resort dipping to -5.8 degrees and the first snow of winter landing on the resort’s peaks a month before the start of the official ski season.

“It’s the coldest it’s been since November of last year,” Notara said.

Thredbo received its first snowfall of the season, a month before the start of the official ski season

Unfortunately for ski enthusiasts, “the first snow has no correlation with the type of ski season we will have,” Notara said.

While this does indeed mark the start of winter, the next few mornings should be easier to get out of bed – the informing front of the current cold spell is receding and the next few mornings won’t be quite as cold.

“Minimum temperatures in Western Sydney will be around five or six degrees for the next few days and will be eight or nine on the coast,” Notara said.

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