A kangaroo (pictured) shivered through  freezing conditions in Wadbiliga National Park near Nimmitabel in the NSW region of Monaro on Saturday
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A kangaroo (pictured) shivered through freezing conditions in Wadbiliga National Park near Nimmitabel in the NSW region of Monaro on Saturday
Parts of Australia have shivered through their coldest night of the year so far as temperatures plummeted below 0C.

It was a chilly start to the working week, with most capital cities across the nation still in the single digit temperatures at 8am on Monday.

South-east Queensland shivered through a second consecutive morning of freezing temperatures after 30 towns across the region recorded their coldest temperatures of the year on Sunday.

Residents in the state's Southern Downs region felt the the biggest brunt of the winter chill on Monday, where Applethorpe woke up to a frosty -2.1C while Warwick recorded -1.1C.

Wellcamp Airport recorded -1.4C at 5.20am, while further north the mercury dropped to 0.5C in Kingaroy.

Brisbane airport dropped to a low of 7C, while the CBD was slightly warmer at 8.1C, two degrees lower than average.

The city is expected to remain partly cloudy before warming up to a top of 22C later on Monday.

On Sunday, temperature hit a low of -0.1C in Toowoomba, its coldest morning since August 2015.

But it the highest minimum temperatures were still recorded in the Darling Downs and Granite Belt districts, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Forecaster Peter Markworth told Daily Mail Australia the chilly temperatures are the result of cool burst coming up from the south, but will warm up as the week progresses.

It was a wet weekend for Australia's alpine regions, bringing widespread snow falls.

In New South Wales, Thredbo and Perisher saw 15cm drop on Sunday.

Nearby Wadbilliga National Park was also blanketed in snow as the native wildlife shivered through the freezing conditions.

In Victoria, Mount Buller saw 10cm of snowfall.

Elsewhere across the the country, sunny Sydney will reach a high of 18C, Melbourne will see light showers and a top of 14C while Adelaide will be a cloudy 15C.

After waking up to a chilly and foggy 0C, Canberra will be mostly sunny before reaching a top of 13C.

It will be a wet start to the week with rain in Hobart (13C) and Perth (19C) while Darwin will be a sunny 32C.