Young shivers through weekend of ice-cold weather

Young shivered through some of its coldest days of the year over the weekend.

The temperature didn't reach double digits after 2am on Saturday morning.

The top temperature recorded was 8.4 degrees on Saturday afternoon. However, highs winds created a much frostier feel.

Young Airport recorded wind gusts beyond 60km/hr during the early hours of Saturday morning, while 50km/hr winds hit about 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the apparent, or "feels-like", temperature barely reached three degrees in the Cherry Capital all weekend.

The windy and wet conditions were sparked on Thursday last week by the first of a series of cold fronts.

Hilltops SES unit controller Ros Bickford said volunteers responded to one call-out through the weekend, due to high winds.

It was about 2pm when a tree fell at a Harden property.

She said the SES had been told by the Bureau of Meteorology that the blustery conditions were expected to calm by Monday afternoon.

"We did have a big job on Saturday in Harden. A very large Kurrajong tree had come down. It took quite a while, a few hours, to deal with. With the nature of a Kurrajong tree it has a lot of branches and you do need to be careful. It was in the backyard of a property and the canopy was sitting in a next-door property."

"That was the final cold front last night and this morning. The Bureau of Meteorology have told us more benign conditions are expected with a high pressure ridge becoming dominant. So it should ease up for us with most of it now all coastal."

Top temperatures for the remainder of the week are expected to reach 12 degrees on Tuesday, 11 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, and 13 degrees on Friday.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, in Young, July on average is the coldest month of the year, with an average high temperature of 13 degrees.