July 11, 2018, was Bendigo's coldest July day in 22 years

WINTRY CONDITIONS: More than 12 millimetres of rain was recorded at Bendigo Airport from 9am on Wednesday morning, adding to the sense of cold.
WINTRY CONDITIONS: More than 12 millimetres of rain was recorded at Bendigo Airport from 9am on Wednesday morning, adding to the sense of cold.

IF you thought today was particularly chilly in Bendigo, you were right.

With temperatures peaking at 6.9 degrees shortly after noon, Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Richard Carlyon said it was the coldest July day since 1996.

Twenty-two years ago, to the day, the city shivered through a top of 6.3 degrees.

The lowest maximum temperature recorded in July of 1995 was even colder still, with a top of 4.7 degrees on July 9.

Today’s weather might not have broken a record, but Mr Carlyon said it was significantly cooler than it had been throughout winter thus far.

“It was clearly a standout cold day,” he said.

Facebook page Macedon Ranges Weather reported snow flurries around Newbury, Trentham, Lyonville and Ashbourne, as well as the tops of Mount Macedon.

“Be very cautious on roads around sunrise tomorrow morning as today’s precipitation will likely freeze overnight on hard surfaces. This is a recipe for black ice,” a post on the page warned.

(VIDEO: Footage from the top of Mount Macedon, courtesy of Macedon Ranges Weather.)

Tomorrow is expected to be comparatively warmer in Bendigo, with temperatures likely to at least reach double figures due to a few more breaks in the clouds.

A top of 11 degrees is forecast, with light winds and possible morning fog.

Temperatures in Kyneton are predicted to range from -1 degrees to a maximum of 9 degrees, with snow possible above 900 metres.

The Bureau of Meteorology is anticipating morning fog and frost about the ranges.