The cities of southern Australia freeze as temperatures drop ten degrees in the form of icy heads for Sydney

It has felt more like winter than spring in the southern states of Australia in recent days

The records plummeted to sub-zero temperatures as the southern states of Australia woke up on a cold Sunday morning to 10 degrees below average.

Meteorologists have warned that cold weather will hit the entire nation and should reach Sydney on Sunday, with cold temperatures that will last until Tuesday.

Walpeup in northwest Victoria shuddered on its coldest September morning in 23 years at -0.8 degrees, while Hunters Hill in the east of the state hit -2.6 degrees, thanks to an unusually strong cold front.

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It has felt more like winter than spring in the southern states of Australia in recent days

It has felt more like winter than spring in the southern states of Australia in recent days

The Victorian senior forecaster of the Bureau of Meteorology Stephen King told Daily Mail Australia that snow was recorded in Ballarat, in the central highlands of the state, on Saturday night.

Melburnians woke up to a cold of five degrees, which heated to 12.

The records also broke when the city of Clare in southern Australia reached -1.1 degrees, while Newdegate in Western Australia fell to -2.9 degrees, the coldest in 20 years, reported 9 News.

Canberra also woke up to freezing temperatures.

But it was the snow fields of Australia that felt the most freezing conditions.

The weather was miserable in the southern states of Australia

The weather was miserable in the southern states of Australia

The weather was miserable in the southern states of Australia

Temperatures dropped to -8.6 degrees at Thredbo and -8 at Mt Hootham, while Falls Creek saw a minimum of -7.6 degrees.

Extreme conditions kept emergency crews busy in Adelaide on Saturday, with damaging winds of up to 90 kilometers per hour that knocked down dozens of trees in the southern Australian capital.

The SES received 90 calls for assistance throughout the city, including serious damage to several homes.

The good news is that southern states will warm up in the coming days before another cold midweek front.

A strong cold front in the southern states of Australia brought extreme conditions

A strong cold front in the southern states of Australia brought extreme conditions

A strong cold front in the southern states of Australia brought extreme conditions

The cold weather has reached Sydney, which will reach a maximum of 17 degrees on Sunday, a day after parts of the city reach the smooth 34 degrees.

"The cold front hit Sydney on Saturday night, which caused temperatures to return to mid-to-late adolescence," said Sydney Meteorology Office chief forecaster Rebecca Kamitakahara to Daily Mail Australia.

"On Monday they will see similar conditions before temperatures return to 20 degrees Celsius before another cold front later in the week, which will reduce temperatures."

It's been a busy day for SES volunteers in Adelaide

It's been a busy day for SES volunteers in Adelaide

It's been a busy day for SES volunteers in Adelaide

Strong winds saw a tree collide with a house in Adelaide on Saturday (pictured)

Strong winds saw a tree collide with a house in Adelaide on Saturday (pictured)

Strong winds saw a tree collide with a house in Adelaide on Saturday (pictured)

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