WINTER CHILL: Steven Kasper captured this photo of Warwick's first frost of the year.
WINTER CHILL: Steven Kasper captured this photo of Warwick's first frost of the year. Steven Kasper

Warwick’s first dip below zero for 2016

UPDATE: It's been another cold morning in Warwick, with the mercury dropping to - 0.2 degrees at 5.35am.

Applethorpe also recorded a chilly - 0.9 degrees this morning.

 

EARLIER: WINTER'S cold touch has brushed across the Southern Downs, with temperatures dropping below freezing for the first time in 2016.

The mercury plunged to -2.5 degrees in Warwick and a frosty -4.4 degrees in Stanthorpe yesterday morning.

Temperatures were as much as three degrees colder than the official forecasts.

The Rose City reported its first official frost for the year and it's about to get even icier.

Bureau of Meteorology forecasters point to Monday being even colder than yesterday.

Forecaster Sam Campbell said temperatures would drop to low single digits from Saturday.

"We'll see temperatures drop well below zero on parts of some of the ranges on Monday," he said.

"(Today) it'll be a little more complicated, as we have winds picking up and cloud around.

"The frost shouldn't be as widespread, with temperatures between two and three degrees."

There will be some reprieve from the cold, with showers forecast to bring temperatures back up to 11degrees tomorrow morning.

Mr Campbell said there would be a mix of showers and patchy rain from this afternoon.

"We're expecting widespread falls of 3 to 5mm, with isolated falls of 10mm possible," he said.

"It won't be anything of great significance."



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