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East coast cold front lingers

New South Wales hit with its coldest morning of 2016 on Monday.
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After Melbourne last week suffered its coldest June day since 1998, Sydneysiders were snuggled under blankets on Sunday in its coldest morning of 2016.

And the cold front lingers on, as the Sydney CBD dropped to a 2016 record low 5.6C on Monday morning, while other capitals across the country are expected to feel winter’s wrath.

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Orange and Armidale are at the centre of New South Wales’ freezing conditions, sitting on a chilly 2C, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The Coastal areas of NSW have been issued a marine wind warning for Byron Coast, Macquarie Coast and Coffs Coast. There is also a gale warning for these areas on Tuesday.

Temperatures will continue to bite in New South Wales later in the week, with a minimum of 8-9C expected.

Snow is also predicted to fall over the Alpine regions and drift as far as the Blue Mountains and parts of the Northern Tablelands on Monday.

Melbourne aren’t out of the chill just yet, with some showers and a top of 12C on Monday, before moving into the mid-teens until Thursday, when temperatures are expected to drop again.

Even Queensland faced the freezing temperatures, with Brisbane experiencing a below-average temperature of 5C on Monday morning.

Unusual to the Sunshine State, it will reach a high of 15degrees Celsius, before a gradual rise in to the low 20s by the end of the week.

There’s also a potential for snow to hit the Granite Belt and in the Darling Downs region.

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