Do you want to build a snowman? Because it's bloody cold

PEOPLE around the Northern Rivers are in agreement this morning: It's bloody cold. 

While everyone took cover under blankets, layers of warm clothing, and near fires or heaters, the temperatures dropped overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that Ballina hit a low of 4.5 degrees at 5am, while Casino hit a low of 3.2 degrees at 3.35am.

Lismore, however, was the coldest, with the mercury dropping to just 1.5 degrees at 6.40am.

The Bureau said the cold weather is being caused by a dry southwesterly airstream between two systems: a deep complex low over the southeast Tasman Sea and a strong high pressure system centred near the South Australian border, moving slowly east.

The high should move over the state today ahead of a cold front expected to affect the south later Thursday and the east on Friday.

It is set to warm up slightly as the day progresses, with maximum temperatures expected to be around 20 degrees.



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