Sunshine to replace frosts

THE Granite Belt experienced its first frosts of the year, albeit light ones, in the past two days.

Official Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) temperatures plummeted to 2.3 degrees Celsius in Applethorpe and 4.4 degrees in Warwick at 6am yesterday, with the apparent temperatures actually at 0.5 and 1.7 degrees respectively.

However, for those of you who love the sunshine and warm temperatures, never fear, the chilly weather is set to clear for the next few days.

BOM forecaster Bryan James said overnight temperatures would warm up until Friday due to some expected nightly cloud cover.

“There is nothing obvious in sight with negative temperatures,” he said.

“It will probably be a bit warmer over the next couple of nights due to cloud cover.”

Mr James said daily maximums would stick around the 25-degree mark before dropping on Saturday.

He said the Bureau was unsure if this would be a colder winter than normal or not.

“It will be cold compared to summer but compared to other winters we forecasters take it a few days at a time rather than a few months,” he said.

Mr James said there could be a little bit of rain around today.

“There’s not going to be a lot of weather around, a chance of a light shower or two (today),” he said.

“I think coming up into the weekend there shouldn’t be any precipitation apart from (today) and I don’t think it will bother the rain gauges if you do get anything. There are not going to be downpours.”


Warwick – 4.4 degrees (6am), 23.2 degrees (2pm)*

Applethorpe – 2.3 degrees (6am), 20.1 degrees (12pm)*

*Official BOM figures from yesterday.

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