Chill not done withBrett Dutschke, Tuesday September 25, 2012 - 10:55 EST
It's been the coldest morning in months for parts of South Australia and Victoria with areas of frost, reminding us that we haven't shaken off the chill yet.
Some places, including Munkora in SA, even had a colder morning than any time during winter. Munkora, near Keith, chilled to minus 1.2 degrees, six below average and its coldest morning since May.
Just over the Victorian border, Longerenong had its coldest morning in more than two months, dipping to minus one degree.
It was also the coldest morning in more than two months in Omeo and Kingscote.
The cold experienced this morning was a result of the rapid easing of wind and clearing of cloud in the wake of a front.
This rapid clearing of skies and easing of wind followed so closely behind the coldest air that it became an unusually cold morning for this time of year in some parts.
Edenhope in western Victoria had its coldest September morning in six years, dipping to minus 0.2 of a degree, six degrees below the monthly average.
It was the coldest September morning in four years for Kanagulk, Cape Jaffa and Kingscote.
Looking ahead, the next few mornings will be noticeably warmer in most areas due to extra wind and a warming airmass.
However, cold mornings will make a comeback from Sunday to Wednesday next week in the wake of a strong cold front. For some it will be even colder than this morning and there's a high frost risk in frost-prone areas.
© Weatherzone 2012
More breaking news
Temperatures will cool down for much of the week for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
The monsoon trough has made a glancing blow of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and the Top End.
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.