Winter chills down under

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Added On July 15, 2017

As summer temperatures continue to soar in China, down under Aussies are doing all they can to beat the winter chills. 
 
Let's take a look.
 
Typically known for its surf culture and beach barbecues, Australia is currently locked in the grips of a frosty winter chill.
 
Now locals are doing all they can to rug up.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): MIRANDA LANGTON, Meteorologist 
"It has been very dry and very cold at the moment because we've had extensive high pressure about the south of Australia, so that has stopped most of the cold fronts getting through."
 
In May, Sydney experienced its coldest overnight temperatures in two decades, when the mercury fell to 7.2 degrees.
 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) MIRANDA LANGTON, Meteorologist 
"The coldest time of the year is winter for us, which is June, July, August and July right now we are in the middle of winter so it’s pretty chilly at the moment. The coldest Sydney has ever been is 2 degrees (celsius), which is not quite freezing level. We do get snow, around the higher topography through here and New South Wales and Victoria often see snow and sometimes when it's very cold, just around here in Queensland."
 
Even Australia's red centre is known to get a little frosty this time of year.