As an icy blast continues moves through the local region, Canberra has shivered through the coldest day recorded during the month of May since the turn of the Century.

On Monday, the mercury in the Nation’s Capital struggled to reach a top of 8 degrees.

It hasn’t been that cold during May since the year 2000 when the maximum temperature only reached a top of 4.3 degrees.

Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach a top of nine, however, Stephen Stefanac from the Bureau of Meteorology said with plenty of wind and rain around as well, it certainly won’t feel that way.

“The real temperature will be nine degrees but the apparent temperature due to wind chill, what it actually feels like, could be closer to zero degrees.”

The cold front moving through also brings the possibility of snow dustings across Canberra’s suburban mountain peaks.

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