Australia’s southeast is waking to brisk, icy conditions as a cold front continues to bring an early taste of winter to most regions.

In major cities including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne the temperature sat around 10C and below while in Hobart and Canberra it was closer to a 5C average this morning.

There are marine strong wind warnings in place for East Gippsland, Victoria, Queensland’s South East Gulf of Carpentaria, Torres Strait, Peninsula Coast, Cooktown Coast and Cairns Coast, the NSW Illawarra, Batemans and Eden coasts, the Top End’s Roper Groote Coast and Tasmania’s Upper East, Lower East, South East and South West coasts.

While the cold front, which made its way in from the Bight over the weekend, is bringing brisk winds, showers and even snow in some regions, a high is keeping other areas like Perth and Darwin dry with frost in the south and eastern inland area.

Over the weekend, the frigid conditions brought a chill not experienced in over a decade for most parts with temperatures plummeting to almost 10 degrees below average for this time of year.

While the morning is brisk, clear skies in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide will mean warmer weather just after midday.

Perth, Melbourne and Canberra could see some showers come through later this afternoon.

This content first appear on 9news

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