As Tasmania endures its coldest day since records began, people took to social media to share their experiences with the icy conditions.
One resident in central Tasmania described the conditions to feel like an industrial freezer.
Liawenee, in the state's central highlands, recorded Australia's lowest overnight temperature at minus 12.1 degrees Celsius.
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12:21 EST A series of cold fronts and a low pressure system will sweep over Tasmania during the next week, bringing showers on most days and keeping temperatures to those more likely to be experienced in winter.