Temperatures plummeted this morning in Australia's southeast, leading to frost forming on the ground at a crucial time for farmers.
Westmere in Victoria's South West fell to one degree this morning, its coldest November morning in three years. Late spring is a bad time of year for frost as it causes damage to winter crops in their maturing stage.
South Australia had frost forming near Keith and Roseworthy, dropping to one and two degrees respectively.
Light frost also formed over inland parts of Tasmania this morning near Launceston and Smithton, both recording their coldest November morning in four years.
This morning became cold due to light winds and a cold air mass in the wake of a front that crossed Victoria yesterday. These conditions are likely to occur again tonight as a high pressure system will linger over Australia's southeast, bringing a continued risk of frost for many farmers.
© Weatherzone 2012
17:34 EST The weather bureau's long-term forecast is predicting a drier than normal October to December for much of eastern Australia and north-west Western Australia.