Enjoying a warm day in the park after such cold nights is 4-year-old Aaron Savins.
Enjoying a warm day in the park after such cold nights is 4-year-old Aaron Savins. Linden Morris

Warmer days ahead for Rose City

WITH a recent cold snap freezing our feet and tingling our fingertips, Rose City residents are set to receive a slight reprieve.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Dean Narramore said temperatures should start to warm up around the Southern Downs.

"The good news is the mornings are going to warm up and in the short-term overnight temperatures will become a few degrees warmer as well," Mr Narramore said.

"We can expect to see minimums of 3-4 degrees over the next two days and five towards the end of the weekend.

"Daytime maximums will remain in the high teens to early 20s.

"The weather will continue to remain sunny and partly cloudy over the weekend, with a slight chance of rain on the ranges."

Mr Narramore said the southerly winds which caused the cold snap had now passed.

"They really dried out the atmosphere, which caused the temperature to drop rapidly once the sun set," he said.

"Those overnight lows of -3 were 10 degrees below the average for May.

"We are now receiving easterly winds off the Coral Sea that will bring some moisture to the atmosphere, meaning overnight lows won't be as cold."



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