CHILLY MORNING: Mist was seen rising from the Condamine River as the temperature plummeted to just one degree yesterday morning.
CHILLY MORNING: Mist was seen rising from the Condamine River as the temperature plummeted to just one degree yesterday morning. Terry West

Region wakes to cold start

SOUTHERN Downs residents woke to a chilly morning, with temperatures plummeting to just a single degree in Warwick yesterday.

The official minimum recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology was just one degree, with similar temperatures expected to be felt across the region this morning.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Grant said the temperature was six degrees below the May average.

"It was quite a cold morning," he said.

"Warwick was actually colder than Stanthorpe, which is quite unusual."

While the cold snap experienced in recent days hasn't been entirely unseasonable, Mr Grant said it was a sudden change.

"The main thing to remember is it went from warm and humid to quite winter conditions," he said.

"It was one part of a little winter blast."

The good news for residents is temperatures are forecast to return to average, with a minimum of four degrees forecast for tomorrow and nine degrees for Thursday.

"It's looking to be a not-so-cold weekend," Mr Grant said.

"There's a reasonable chance at this stage of some rain on the weekend."

The cold weather over the weekend brought small falls of snow to parts of the northern New South Wales and widespread frost on the Granite Belt.

Forecast Minimums

Warwick

  • Tomorrow, 4 degrees
  • Thursday, 9 degrees
  • Friday, 9 degrees


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