BEANIES, scarves and jackets will get a workout this week with winter well and truly settling into the city.
The first day of July sent residents' teeth chattering with freezing winds and wet conditions making a miserable time for anyone caught out in the cold.
And locals won't be seeing relief any time soon from the bitter conditions with minimums of -2C forecast for much of the week, along with frosty mornings.
Wagga Bureau of Meterology technical officer Nigel Smedley said while the clouds should disappear from today, nights were going to stay chilly.
"It seems that there were more high pressure systems moving through NSW this month, leading to generally fine days and colder nights," he said.
"High pressure systems generally lead to less cloud to trap any of the day's heat in and so at night all that heat escapes to the atmosphere which has led to slightly cooler nights, as Griffith has had.
"Less fronts have moved through as well, which is a reason Griffith is down on its monthly rain for this month, but still well above average overall."
During June, Griffith received just 16.6mm of rain, less than half the month's historic average, but the city is still 181.1mm above its yearly average due to an extremely wet March.
Mr Smedley said the long-term forecast was showing warmer day and night temperatures over the next three months with a 60 per cent chance of less than average rainfall.
With frost forecast in the morning for the next four days, Griffith City Council road safety and traffic officer Greg Balind said drivers needed to be wary.
"Drive to the conditions and make sure to drive with your lights on so other drivers can see you, especially in foggy weather," he said.