Cold snap continues to bite but end is in sight

 

COLD winds are set to return to Queensland for one last hurrah today, while parts of Queensland continue to defrost from their coldest morning of 2020 yesterday.

While the Sunshine State won't be as frosty as it was on Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the last of the cold winds will make temperatures feel colder into the middle of the day.

Today's forecasted conditions have been compared to that of this past Tuesday, which saw chilly winds make their way through most of the southeast and central interiors. However, BOM Meteorologist Peter Markworth has told The Courier-Mail it will not be as extreme as the 50+ km gusts seen earlier in the week.

"We'll see those winds that have been sticking around start to die down in the later parts of today, with a warmer change set to take effect into the weekend," he said.

Those colder conditions have stuck around though in parts of the southeastern interior, with townships like Applethorpe and Roma experiencing negative numbers this morning, with -1.4C and -1.1C respectively.

"There's definitely been those lower numbers sticking around the Granite Belt and south-central Queensland, with some potential of frost as well, but that'll drop off into the day." Mr Markworth said.

This will give way for warmer temperatures to take hold again this weekend, with a slight chance of showers taking over parts of the eastern coast, more so in parts of the southeast and northeast tropical coasts.

This follows as parts of southern Queensland including Brisbane, Coolangatta, Toowoomba, Maroochydore, and Roma all experienced their coldest morning of 2020 yesterday.

Talking to The Courier-Mail yesterday, BOM Meteorologist Kimba Wong warned while it was frosty across the South eastern interior, it was not enough to average out across the rest of the state.

"Queensland's average temperature was sitting around 7.09C Wednesday morning, which was not as cold as the 24th - 26th May period we experienced."

HIGHS AND LOWS THIS MORNING:

BRISBANE:

MAX: 11.4C

MIN: 8.4C

COOLANGATTA :

MAX: 15.2C

MIN: 12.9C

SUNSHINE COAST:

MAX: 14.2C

MIN: 10.1C

OAKEY:

MAX: 0.1C

MIN: -0.8C

ROMA:

MAX: -0.2C

MIN: -1.4C

APPLETHORPE:

MAX: 1.4C

MIN: -1.4C

ROMA:

MAX: -0.2C

MIN: -1.4C

Originally published as Cold snap continues to bite but end is in sight



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