Region’s cold snap will be short lived

WINTER’S first frosty bite has set in on the Southern Downs, several weeks later than usual.

The mercury fell to just 2.2 degrees in Warwick this morning, forcing many residents to pull on their scarves and jumpers.

While frost eluded the Rose City and Stanthorpe, there were reports of frozen windscreens and frost lawns in Allora.

The Bureau of Meteorology said the wind kept the frost at bay around Stanthorpe.

“We did see much stronger winds through the Granite Belt and Warwick area,” forecaster Brett Harrison said.

“While we saw temperatures low enough for frost, they didn’t eventuate.”

Frost could potentially happen tomorrow morning, with the Bureau forecasting similar conditions to today.

It might not be time to put away the singlets and shorts just yet though.

The cold blast is forecast to be short-lived.

Mr Harrison said temperatures would warm back up for the weekend.

“Minimum temperatures will be back to double figures by early next week,” he said.

This morning’s low was almost five degrees below the May minimum average of 6.8 degrees.



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