PHOTOS: Hunter Freezes Through Coldest Temp In Years

The mercury plunged..

14 July 2018

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It was harder than usual getting out of bed this morning.

Parts of the Hunter shivered through their coldest weather in more than a decade, as the mercury plunged below freezing.

Cessnock dipped to -4.9 degrees at 5:16am, its coldest temperature since 2002. The wind chill made it feel like -8 degrees.

Even coastal suburbs felt the winter freeze, with the mercury dropping to 4.7 degrees at Nobbys, the coldest it's been since 2003.

Branxton (Tanya Garth)

Bellbird (Lance Shakespeare)

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley (Adam Cohn)

Gillieston Heights (Geoff Mackenzie)

Tarro (Robert Lloyd)

Wallalong (April Baker)
The Hunter's Big Freeze:

Cessnock: -4.9 degrees (5:16am)

Cooranbong: -2.6 degrees (7:16am)

Maitland: -1.6 degrees (2:21am)

Nobbys: 4.7 degrees (7:10am)

Singleton: 1.9 degrees (7:23am)

Tocal: -0.9 (7:09am)

Williamtown: 0.7 degrees (2:12am)

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