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Coldest night of the year in the south-eastern Australia


Temperatures fell as a cold snap swept across south-east of the country's production of cooler conditions, strong winds and the potential for flash flooding.

After enjoying the warmer than average in March, Sydney residents woke up to 12 degrees of frost this morning after shivering through the cold March night in the last two decades.

Last night the temperature dropped to 12.9 degrees in the CBD of the city, just a touch warmer than what was recorded at the airport.

As the mercury has fallen, the first snow of the year fell from early breaks on Saturday at Perisher, Thredbo and received a dusting of snow.

Thredbo has been one of the coldest places in the country, where it recorded a minimum temperature of -4.2 degrees, 18-year low in March.

Weather & # 39; e will stay cool for the rest of the week, except for the fragrance of 27 degrees predicted on Thursday in Sydney.

Winter cold also hit Canberra, where the temperature dropped to 3.9 degrees this morning.

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The system brought heavy rains recorded in the months to parts of South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria, with a scattering of snow on the peaks of the mountainous regions of Tasmania.

It was as much as 10-15cm of snow recorded near the peak.

high pressure system builds in the west of the country, leading to the warm days and nights.

There was chaos in the center of Hobart, where the flow is strong enough to parked cars engulfed the city.

Two people had to be rescued from their cars, despite the heavy rain, nine News report.

129 millimeters fell during the night, the fifth time in Hobart has recorded more than 100 millimeters since 1882.

Flood warning is issued only after 10:30 am is still in place, as a moderate flooding in NSW during the Castlereagh River on Monday remains a possibility.

"Moderate flooding is possible in Coonamble on Monday" Bureau of meteorology warns on its website.

"Castlereagh River in Gilgandra, probably near the peak of the minor flood level (5.00 m) at the end of Sunday morning."

In Melbourne, the cold out & # 39; e welcomed the much-needed breathing room as it facilitated the fire threat across the state.

On weekends, Melbourne reached the top of 15.6 degrees at 3:41 pm, narrowly avoiding a cold day of March in the city 41 years to 15.3 degrees.

It was snowing on the Mount Hotham and Falls Creek, with the temperature dipping to minus 4 degrees in some parts of the Alpine region.

The temperature drop was a welcome relief for residents and fire crews near Ballarat.

Buildings and vehicles were destroyed on Friday as firefighters fought outside of uncontrolled fires on Mount Mercer and Bunker Hill.

Fires, as has been bought under control, but the advice messages are still in place for those areas as emergency services authorities warned during fire danger no longer, with temperatures expected to rise again in the mid-high 20s at the end of this week.

With AAP

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