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Below minimum temperatures as southeast shivers through more cold

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Australia’s southeast is continuing its run of brisk, chilly mornings with temperatures below zero for some areas.

Australia's southeast is continuing its run of brisk, chilly mornings with temperatures dipping below zero for some areas.

While temperatures aren't as cool as yesterday morning, which saw the mercury drop into negative double digits in some areas, it is still brisk,

Sydney was supposed to see a low of 9C today, but the mercury was as low as 8.8 at 7am, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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It dropped to 7C and 11C respectively in Adelaide and Brisbane, while Canberrans are waking to an icy -2.7C.

Meteorologists say most of southeast Australia saw its strongest taste of early winter over the weekend, with frigid overnight temperatures and low daytime maximums.

Those in Victoria, NSW and South Australia are warned similar conditions could return in coming days.

The icy weather is due to a cold front that has crept in over the Great Australian Bight over the past few days, which has kept intensely cold conditions localised across Australia's southeast.

While conditions have remained dry in other areas including Western Australia, northern Queensland and the Top End, a trough crossing WA's west coast today will generate showers and storms.

Cold weather stock Melbourne

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The onshore winds are directing some of those showers over to the North Queensland coast and Tasmania's western areas.

Yesterday morning, Darwin endured their second sub 20C night of the year, with a minimum of just 18.7C.

While a firm high is keeping skies predominantly clear across other parts of the country, it still means this morning's chilly conditions will stick around for the southeast for most of today, according to Weatherzone meteorologists.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/australian-weather-forecast-tuesday-may-18-brisk-icy-conditions-for-southeast/16c8575f-4af5-412d-a417-d6cc9e2aa5d4

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