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Brace for the coldest morning of the year: Temperatures to plunge even lower after mercury sunk to -13C overnight

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 28/08/2018 Bianca Bongato For Daily Mail Australia

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Australia's cold snap has sent temperatures plummeting and records tumbling with the mercury dropping to an almost 100-year-low in one region. 

Ski resorts have announced they are extending the snow season to capitalise on the chilly weather.  

a car parked on the side of a building: Temperatures were below the August average in Australian southern states, with its lowest temperature reaching -13.2°C in Thredbo (stock image) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Temperatures were below the August average in Australian southern states, with its lowest temperature reaching -13.2°C in Thredbo (stock image) Temperatures were below the August average, which usually ranged from 7°C to 10°C, with its lowest temperature reaching -13.2°C at Thredbo yesterday, the coldest in the country in six years.

The famous Australian ski resort was also the coldest it had been in 24 years.

In Victoria, Rutherglen reached -5.2°C - its coldest August temperature in 92 years - and is expected to hit -2°C tonight.

a close up of a hill: Southern states are expected to experience more cold bouts this week, with a cold front bringing dry, chilly air (stock image) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Southern states are expected to experience more cold bouts this week, with a cold front bringing dry, chilly air (stock image)

Melbourne had its coldest morning of the year, with temperatures reaching 1.9 today, while parts of Victoria's northeast reached temperatures well below zero, 9 News reports. 

Sydney also experienced frosty weather this week, with its temperature as low as 7°C tonight and its highest at 15°C - well below the historical average for August weather.

Hobart's highest temperature yesterday was at 9°C, with its lowest at 4°C. Today, its lowest temperature is at 3°C, with the highest at 14°C. 

a close up of a map: New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania can expect more cold bouts for the rest of the week because of a cold front © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania can expect more cold bouts for the rest of the week because of a cold front Cape Sorrell in Tasmania experienced its coldest weather in 48 years at 2.4°C. King Island also experienced its coldest in 11 years with temperatures reaching 0.6°C. 

Ski resorts in Perisher, Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Thredbo also announced it would be extending its ski season until mid-October, given the continuous amount of snowfall expected in the coming months. 

New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania can expect more cold bouts for the rest of the week, with a cold front bringing dry, chilly air tonight and tomorrow morning.   

a close up of a map: Melbourne had its coldest morning of the year, with temperatures reaching 1.9C today, while parts of Victoria's northeast reached temperatures well below zero © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Melbourne had its coldest morning of the year, with temperatures reaching 1.9C today, while parts of Victoria's northeast reached temperatures well below zero

THE WEEK AHEAD IN YOUR CITY 

SYDNEY     

WEDNESDAY: Min 6, Max 16

THURSDAY: Min 11, Max 17

FRIDAY: Min 10, Max 21

CANBERRA     

WEDNESDAY: Min -4, Max 14

THURSDAY: Min 1, Max 15

FRIDAY: Min 5, Max 13

PERTH     

WEDNESDAY: Min 11, Max 15

THURSDAY: Min 7, Max 17

FRIDAY: Min 8, Max 17

BRISBANE      

WEDNESDAY: Min 7, Max 24

THURSDAY: Min 9, Max 23

FRIDAY: Min 14, Max 26

MELBOURNE     

WEDNESDAY: Min 6, Max 14

THURSDAY: Min 10, Max 13

FRIDAY: Min 9, Max 17

ADELAIDE    

 WEDNESDAY: Min 16, Max 23

THURSDAY: Min 10, Max 18

FRIDAY: Min 9, Max 17

HOBART     

WEDNESDAY: Min 0, Max 11

THURSDAY: Min 7, Max 17

FRIDAY: Min 5, Max 17

DARWIN     

WEDNESDAY: Min 20, Max 32

THURSDAY: Min 21, Max 31

FRIDAY: Min 21, Max 31

 Source: Bureau of Meterology

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