Mercury drops to a chilly -3.6 in Bathurst | Graph

COLD COMFORT: Reader Michael Hissey submitted this great shot from the Bathurst Winter Festival.
COLD COMFORT: Reader Michael Hissey submitted this great shot from the Bathurst Winter Festival.

BATHURST has shivered through another freezing but the region has woken to a sunny day as the arctic winter rolls on.

Bureau of Meteorology data shows the temperature hit an overnight low of -3.6 degrees at 7.02am – with an apparent temperature of -7.2 degrees.

The mercury has now dropped below zero on 12 of the 16 mornings in July so far this year.

As the region thaws out, though, the bureau is forecasting a partly cloudy day today with a top of 13 degrees for the last day of the Bathurst Winter Festival.