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Remains of missing man found

Skeletal remains found in the Royal National Park are that of long-term missing Sydney man Stuart Dohrn, NSW police have said.

Mr Dohrn was last seen in Woronora on December 15, 2015 when his father dropped him home.

His family members later reported the 43-year-old missing to Sutherland Shire Police and feared he may have gone camping in bushland.

Two months ago bushwalkers discovered his skeletal remains south of the Audley Weir and alerted police.

Weekend turns wintry

It may not come as a surprise, but the icy weather across NSW on Saturday and Sunday broke temperature records.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said Mount Boyce near Katoomba had its coldest afternoon on record on Saturday when the mercury reached just 2.5 degrees Celsius.

But it was even colder further west, with Orange dipping to just 2.1C — colder than the previous August record of 2.4C.

The cold front lashed the Central Tablelands and dumped snow across a wide area, while producers welcomed 25 to 45 millimetres of rain in the region.

Tyrrell inquest to hear from Kendall residents

The inquest into the 2014 disappearance of three-year-old William Tyrrell is this week expected to hear from residents of the mid-north coast town of Kendall, where he was last seen.

Police have investigated dozens of leads from the community, including reports of someone swapping gravestones in a local cemetery, but are no closer to confirming who took the toddler.

The inquest before Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame has heard William was probably driven away from the area in a car, possibly by a stranger.

Next week the inquest will move to Taree on the mid-north coast.

Firefighters take the upper hand

Bushfire conditions have eased in the north of the state after a busy weekend for RFS crews.

Winds eased last night, allowing firefighters to gain control over a blaze near Rappville in the Richmond Valley, where two separate fires met and combined.

Some 60 bushfires continue to burn across the state, including north of Crescent Head on the north coast, but the threat to homes has eased.