Freezing conditions normal

ARE you sick of this bitterly cold winter, swearing it's the worst Bendigo's had in years?

You're not alone - but you're also not correct, Bureau of Meteorology senior climatologist Kevin Smith says.

Mr Smith said Bendigo usually recorded several days with temperatures below zero in August.

"It's not unusual to have a lot of cold nights in Bendigo," he said.

"There's nothing extraordinary there."

But Mr Smith offered a suggestion as to why people may be feeling the cold.

"We had quite a hot summer and autumn so we feel it more now," he said.

"We've gone from extreme heat to cold."

When asked about snow in Mount Macedon today, Mr Smith said he wouldn't expect snow to fall regularly in the area but it wasn't unheard of.

If there was any silver lining to glean from Mr Smith's advice, it was that Bendigo's chilly nights - when the air was still and cold - were followed by sunny days.

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