Collie is South-west's coldest spot

COLLIE was the second coldest place in Western Australia this morning (Thursday), when the temperature dropped to minus 2.4 degrees Celsius.

Yeelirrie, in the goldfields, was slightly colder, reaching minus 2.8.

Collie has shivered through a freezing week with minimums dropping to minus 1.6 degrees on Wednesday and minus 0.5 on Tuesday.

Bureau of Meteorology climate and weather officer John Relf said Collie’s average minimum temperature for July was 3.7 degrees.

Collie had also recorded 12 of the coldest nights in the south-west region last month, making it the coldest town for June, Mr Relf said.

Collie also had the state’s lowest daily maximum temperature on Sunday, July 1, when it peaked at 13.5 degrees