Temperatures have returned to their wintry best in Cooma, after one of the warmest July months on record.
Cooma had its warmest July in almost 20 years with warmer days and warmer nights.
Daytime temperatures were on average 1.3 degrees warmer this year compared to the long term average making it the warmest since 1994.
Overnight temperatures were 1.6 degrees warmer, the warmest average minimum temperatures since 2001.
And with a couple of days above the long term average already experienced in August, including a high of 17 degrees this month, residents could forgiven for thinking winter was over.
But the warm spell was short lived with two consecutive days with a top of just 9 degrees this week- four degrees below average. Coupled with brisk strong winds, the temperature has felt much colder.
Senior meteorologist for Weatherzone Brett Dutschke predicted another cold front to cross the region on Wednesday night and Thursday. Wind is not expected to be strong, but heavy showers, small hail and mountain snow will be there. Sunshine is forecast for the weekend as a high pressure system takes over.
However, nights and mornings will be chilly.