Australians are already troubled by the temperatures that would make a Canadian feel chilly – and the winter has not even begun.
The mercury plummeted deep into the cold as -10C in parts of the inland NSW and Queensland on Friday morning, not far from the coldest minimum minima in May.
Ski resorts in New South Wales and Victoria had snowfall earlier this week, so some started their skiing seasons early, so that the crowd could make the most of the fresh powdery snow.
Sub-zero explosion was also sufficient to freeze crops – even agricultural machinery was affected by icicles that were formed where the dew would usually drip.
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Ski resorts in New South Wales and Victoria had snowfall earlier this week, causing some to start their ski season early (photo & # 39; s: Perisher)
This photo of a frozen field and tractor was captured on Friday in the southeast of Queensland
During the day the temperature remained cold on Friday and Canberra saw a few figures
Skiiers enjoyed the opening of the ski resorts in Perisher, New South Wales
The coldest place in the country was the town of Glen Innes, in the north of NSW, which dropped to -9.8C.
Armidale itself was very cold at -6C along with nearby Walcha.
The freezing cold also felt the city of Guyra, also in the New England area of NSW, at -5C.
The Blue Mountains were not much warmer with the mercury at -2C in Lithgow.
Queensland is usually known for its sunshine and warmth, but the interior along the Great Diving Range was another story when Warwick temperatures dropped to -5C and an even colder 6 in Applethorpe.
Fresh snowfall on Mt Hotham made this week for this beautiful photo on Friday
Fresh powdery snow covers the Perisher ski areas on Friday
Skiers and snowboarders at Perisher make optimal use of the blue sky and fresh snow
Locals claimed that even parts of southern Brisbane were as low as -2C.
The ski resorts in southern New South Wales and Victoria took advantage of the unusual cold and opened their slopes on Friday – a day before the winter even begins.
Mt Hotham in Victoria was a frosty -5.2C and nearby Mt Buller reached -3.6C.
In NSW the temperatures on Friday at Thredbo were -6.3C and at Perisher were -4.1C.
& # 39; Early opening this morning … With more than 75 cm of snowfall in the last four days the weather cleared for our opening day, honoring us with sunshine, blue skies and light to moderate wind, & # 39; Perisher Ski Resort wrote on its webpage on Friday.
Darwin, Perth and Brisbane will only be the capitals where temperatures will rise above 20 degrees next week.
Melburnians will be among those to feel the winter cold just a few days after trembling through the coldest May day in the city in almost 20 years earlier this week.
Perisher opened its ski fields on Friday before the start of winter
It's time to record with forecasters who warn of a cold start of winter in the first week of June
The city reached 10.6C on Wednesday, the coldest May day in Melbourne since 2000, while Ballarat was as high as 5.7C.
Temperatures will rise to 15 ° C in Melbourne on Saturday and then fall to 12 ° C on Monday, three degrees below the maximum average for early June.
According to the predecessor of the Bureau of Meteorology, Dean Stewart, 700 meters of snow is expected to fall over Victoria on Monday.
Most parts of Australia will shiver due to the chilly temperatures on Monday
This photo was taken on Wednesday in Melbourne, which shivered through his coldest day in almost two decades
& # 39; Until May 25 we had mild weather conditions in the state until this week, when a succession of cold fronts came through & said # 39; Stewart to Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; The cold air comes from Antarctica far south of the continent and passes through a series of cold fronts. & # 39;
Most of New South Wales will shiver with chilly temperatures for a second consecutive week.
Snow is expected to fall around 700 meters over Victoria on Monday, including the Mount Macedon region (photo)
The nighttime temperatures in Sydney will drop to 9 degrees Celsius next week and 4 degrees C to the farther west at the foot of the Blue Mountains.
Further south of Sydney the temperature is between 4-8 degrees along the coast, while Young in the southwest of the state will drop to -2 on Tuesday.
In the capital of the country, Canberra has already seen night temperatures drop below 0C and will only reach a peak of 9C on Monday.
Even Brisbane will withstand an explosion of cold weather on Tuesday, where temperatures will drop to 9C and reach only 19C.
While we feel the cold next week, the Bureau of Meteorology's long-term winter outlook is warmer and drier than the average in most parts of Australia.
Southeast Australia can get a dry start in the winter, with early estimates showing that rainfall in June is likely to be below average in NSW, Victoria, East-South Australia and southern parts of both Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Many ski resorts open a week earlier this weekend, including Perisher in NSW (photo)
& # 39; In other parts of the country there is no strong swing towards exceptionally wetter or drier than average in June & # 39 ;, said the agency's long-range forecast manager, Dr. Andrew Watkins.
& # 39; Dryer than average conditions generally mean more cloud-free nights, increasing the risk of frost in susceptible areas. & # 39;
Temperatures in the rest of the winter are probably warmer than average.
It will also be a drier winter than usual, with persistent eastern winds pushing warmer surface waters on the Indian Ocean away from Australia, meaning fewer clouds are likely to form across the Australian continent.
Wednesday was Melbourne & # 39; s coldest May day since 2000, where it only reached 10.6C
& # 39; Our climate outlook shows that most states and territories have large areas where the odds are greater than 80 percent for warmer than average days, & # 39; said Dr. Watkins.
& # 39; Winter evenings are probably warmer than average in Tasmania, along the southeastern coast of the mainland and northern Washington that stretches across parts of the NT. & # 39;
& # 39; This certainly does not mean that we will not have rainfall over the winter – it is the southern wet season – but it does support the model forecast for a drier than average winter, with the possibility of more evaporation than normal, & # 39; Dr. Watkins said.
WEATHER FORECAST IN YOUR CITY
Saturday: Low 12, High 20
Sunday: Low 13, High 20
Monday: Low 10, High 18
Tuesday: Low 9, High 17
Saturday: Low 11, High 15
Sunday: Low 9, High 14
Monday: Low 8, High 12
Tuesday: Low, 9 High 14
Saturday: Low 8, High 23
Sunday: Low 13, High 20
Monday: Low 13, High 23
Tuesday: Low 9, High 19
Saturday: Low 21, High 31
Sunday: Low 21, High 32
Monday: Low, 21, High 31
Tuesday: Low 21 High 31
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Saturday: Low 7, High 15
Sunday: Low 7, High 14
Monday: Low 6, High 12
Tuesday: Low 6, High 12
Saturday: Low 9, High 25
Sunday: Layer 8, High 24
Monday: Low 8, High 23
Tuesday: Low 7 High 23
Saturday: Low 8, High 16
Sunday: Low 9, High 16
Monday: Low 8, High 14
Tuesday: Low 9, High 15
Saturday: Layer 1, High 16
Sunday: Low -1, Max 14
Monday: Low 0, High 10
Tuesday: Low, -1, High 12
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