Parts of Australia have just endured the coldest morning of the year as temperatures continue to plunge well below July averages.
In Queensland, cold air pushed north by a high-pressure system caused frosty temperatures throughout the state's southern half overnight.
Wellcamp Airport, just west of Toowoomba, recorded the state's coldest temperature with a low of -6.4 degrees at 6.42am this morning.
The Darling Downs and the Granite Belt were the coldest regions of the state generally, along with Dalby, Applethorpe and Miles all well below freezing.
The bureau expects cold overnight temperatures to persist until early next week.
King tides are also set to hit Brisbane with a peak of 2.74 metres expected tonight at 10.52pm.
Brisbane City Council is warning minor localised flooding could be experienced in bayside, riverside and low-lying nearby suburbs.
Council is warning residents in those areas to avoid parking their cars on the street during the high tides.
In New South Wales, a slow moving high pressure system brought clear skies and very dry, light winds to the state overnight.This coupled with a lingering pool of cold air saw temperatures plummet this morning.
The Central West Slopes and Parkes dropped to -6.3 degree, the coldest night in more than 60 years. Dubbo's -5.8 was their coldest night in 78 years.
In the east, even Sydney couldn't escape the frigid morning. Richmond and Penrith both had their coldest morning in three years dropping to -2.2 degrees and 0.4 degrees respectively. ,p>The Harbour City itself cooled to 6.2 degrees making it the coldest morning of the year so far.
Canberra continued its run of subzero mornings to six, with a frosty -6.5 degrees, not climbing out of the freezing temperatures until after 9am.
In Sydney, subzero temperatures are likely to be more widespread in the western suburbs and getting as low as -3 in suburbs such as Richmond, Camden and Campbelltown.
The city itself is forecast to drop to 5 degrees tomorrow and potentially lower on Monday.
The high will be replaced by an approaching trough and cold front on Tuesday which will bring an increase in winds and cloud cover over much of the state, leading to more mild morning temperatures.
In Victoria, Melbourne had a chance to thaw out yesterday after a stretch of its coldest days in three years.
Pools of cold air have produced widespread cloud and showers across the state with the mercury failing to go more than 12 degrees at Melbourne Olympic Park.
The city will continue to have cloud and showers for most of next week, with temperatures not likely to exceed 15 degrees.
In South Australia, the southern state will have patches of sun throughout the week with showers expected on Tuesday and Thursday. Temperatures are not likely to exceed 16 degrees throughout the week.
Across in Western Australia, Perth’s forecast for the week will be warmer than other states with tops of 22 degrees, however, showers and storms are likely to carry on through to next weekend.
Up in the Top End, Darwin and other regions will remain sunny throughout the week with lows of just 19 degrees with some patchy fog on Monday and Tuesday and light winds continuing to next weekend.
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