Topics:  bureau of meteorology, frost, rick threlfall, weather

Fine days to follow chilly mornings

Glenn Evans on Kirkby Stud Credit on a perfect day at the Warwick Showgrounds.
Glenn Evans on Kirkby Stud Credit on a perfect day at the Warwick Showgrounds. Gerard Walsh

WARWICK residents woke to the first frost of the season yesterday morning and could be in for another this morning and tomorrow, however senior Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rick Threlfall said the mornings should warm up by mid-week.

Mr Threlfall said the temperature in Warwick was zero yesterday morning.

"It was zero at Stanthorpe and one degree at Applethorpe," he said.

"There is a chance of a frost when the temperature is under two or three degrees, which is the case on the Southern Darling Downs and Granite Belt on Monday and Tuesday."

The projected minimum temperatures will rise to five or six degrees by mid-week.

"Chances of frosts will be pretty slim mid-week," Mr Threlfall said.

Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow are 22 for Warwick and 19 for the Granite Belt rising to 24 and 22 on Wednesday and then 24 and 25 for Warwick and 22 for the Granite Belt on Thursday and Friday.

There was not a cloud in the sky yesterday and the rest of the week will be the same.

Mr Threlfall said there was no possibility of rain until the weekend.

"It is looking fine and the winds will be light."

The fine weather provided perfect conditions for an Eastern Downs branch of the Australian Stock Society event .

Competitor Glenn Evans recorded a fourth in the challenge with the Jenny and Dan Redgen owned Kirkby Stud Credit.

"It was a beautiful day for drafting," Evans said.

The Allora resident was not too downcast about the start of the cold season and its impact on horse feed.

"This is the first cold snap which isn't too bad. We have some oats planted and the frosts won't hurt the oats."

Mr Evans is not too concerned about long range forecasts.

"I just take it as it comes," he said.

"We have picked up a bit of recent rain."

Sprinkling was needed to keep the track moist at the Warwick Dirt Bike Club track at Morgan Park when 60 riders turned up for a practice day yesterday.

 

Forecast

 Chance of frosts on Monday and Tuesday.

 Little chance of frosts for the rest of the week.

 Temperatures need to be as low as two or three degrees for a frost.



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