Sydney hits lowest temperature in over a year

If you are a Sydney resident who found it particularly difficult to crawl out of the cosy confines of your bed this morning, you're probably not alone.

Thermometers in the New South Wales capital dropped to just 5.8 degrees Celsius before sunrise today (July 20), the lowest recorded temperature in the area in over a year.

"The chilly morning was caused by a high pressure system that brought clear skies and light winds to Sydney," wrote Weatherzone meteorologist Drew Casper-Richardson earlier today.

The last time Sydney was forced to endure such a frosty start to the day was July 15 2011, when temperatures hit 5.6 degrees, according to Weatherzone.

That news will likely have caused many Sydneysiders to reach for the electric heater, a decision they may come to regret at the end of the month when power bills come through.

Electricity prices in New South Wales have been on the rise in recent years, but often families don't realise the savings they could stand to gain by switching providers.

With a range of electricity suppliers to choose from, it is worth considering an electricity comparison check to help you assess which provider can offer the best deal to suit your needs.

On another positive note, the coming days could be a bit warmer if forecasts are correct.

"The next few mornings won't be as cold with cloud increasing later this evening, helping to trap some of the day's warmth. Winds will also increase with a deepening low pressure system off the east coast," added Mr Casper-Richardson.

Posted by Charlie Moore