Glen Innes was Australia's coldest town this morning

Thermometers in Glen Innes were still registering temperatures around zero at 9.00am this morning.
Thermometers in Glen Innes were still registering temperatures around zero at 9.00am this morning.

Glen Innes was officially the coldest place in Australia today, with the Bureau of Meteorology registering a reading of minus 9.8 degrees at the Glen Innes airport this morning.

Today was Glen Innes' record coldest autumn day, with the mercury hitting a reported minus 9.8 at 6.41am just after dawn. Including windchill the real temperature would have felt like approximately minus 13.9 for early birds this morning.

It equals Glen Innes' record coldest May morning, which hit the same temperature on May 31 2006.

Temperatures climbed over zero by 8.30am this morning and are predicted to reach a high of 14 degrees before plummeting back to 0 tonight and tomorrow morning.

Ironically the town is expected to be warmer than Armidale for most of today.

Glen Innes was the coldest town by far this morning. Armidale airport's weather station measured minus 5.9, with Applethorpe measuring minus 6.1. Guyra has yet to report an observation for this morning.

Tasmanian capital Hobart hit a mere positive 10 degrees, with Tasmania's Macquarie island registering 0 degrees. Victorians actually enjoyed a relatively warm morning, with the state's coldest temperature of just minus 3.3 registered in Mount Hotham. Thredbo, in the ACT, was minus 4.9.

Council staff were out working at 9.00am this morning despite the record low temperatures.

Council staff were out working at 9.00am this morning despite the record low temperatures.