‘Conveyor belt of cold fronts’ coming

Another cold front is sweeping across the country, causing temperatures to plummet – and there is no end in sight for the chill as a "conveyor belt of cold fronts" move across the south-east.

All capital cities, save Darwin, will experience morning lows of 10C and below this morning.

The coolest temperatures will be felt in Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne and Perth, with the mercury dipping to 2C, 3C and 7C respectively.

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Repetitive bursts of polar air are being driven over southern, central and southeastern Australia this week.

But, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide have not been spared. The cities will experience morning lows of 9C and 10C respectively.

The cold front is making for a bumper ski season as snow continues to bucket down in the Alpine regions.

"(In Victoria) up to 50cm of fresh snow has fallen in the past 48 hours…with further on the way, " The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said yesterday.

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Snow has transformed Falls Creek in Victoria into a winter wonderland.

'Conveyor belt of cold fronts' sweeping over country

The cold front is moving into northern NSW today, before travelling to the Sunshine State.

Central and inland Queensland will be hit with the chill by Wednesday and the Top End by Thursday.

The cold is expected to last for "at least a week" with Weatherzone warning the south east is being hit with "a conveyor belt of cold fronts".

"(These) will maintain bitterly cold, wet and windy weather," it wrote.

Weatherzone warned showers will be frequent along coastal and mountainous regions.

The weather service said the heaviest falls will be felt in remote western Tasmania, southern and eastern Victoria and across the southern ranges in NSW.

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ECMWF model's accumulated rain forecast during the week ending on Sunday, June 12.

Winter temperature records smashed

Five of the seven capital cities are shivering through below average winter temperatures.

The most notable, according to Weatherzone, include Melbourne where maximum temperatures are predicted to only hit 11 to 13C all week, making for the "city's coldest week this early in the season since 1982."

Sydney is also feeling the effects of winter's chill.

"Sydney's daily maximums will range from 15 to 17C all week, with minimums reached 6 to 7C. This would be Sydney's coldest run of days this early in the season since 1989," Weatherzone said, adding records in Queensland will also be smashed.

"Brisbane has not seen a week this cold, this early in the season, since 1904."

Brisbane will only reach about 17 to 19C from Tuesday to Sunday, with minimums plunging to 6 to 8C.

Marine wind warnings are currently in effect for all states and territories – save the Australian Capital Territory.

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