ICED-UP windscreens and white-frosted lawns greeted residents across the district yesterday morning.
A still night combined with a lack of cloud cover saw temperatures drop to below freezing in most places, with early morning risers bearing the brunt.
Warrnambool was at its coldest at 7.30am when the temperature at the airport dropped to a chilly minus 0.3 degrees, but according to the Bureau of Meteorology, it felt like minus 5.3.
But it wasn’t our coldest night this year, with minus 0.6 degrees recorded on July 23.
According to BoM statistics, the coldest temperature ever recorded at the airport was minus 3.6 on June 28, 1994.
The coldest recorded by the now defunct weather station at the Warrnambool Post Office was minus 1.9 on July 2, 1960.
Mortlake can lay claim to being the district’s coolest yesterday, with minus 1.3 recorded at 6.30am.