The Sunshine Coast is bracing for a cold snap. Five-year-old Twins Amber and Taylor Whittingham, of Brisbane, felt the cold at Bulcock Beach.
The Sunshine Coast is bracing for a cold snap. Five-year-old Twins Amber and Taylor Whittingham, of Brisbane, felt the cold at Bulcock Beach. Che Chapman

This warmth won't last: cold snap, wind, rain on the way

WHOEVER said that death and taxes were the only certainties in life forgot to include the third member of the unholy trilogy - miserable weather during the school holidays.

Oh sure, the sun's shining now but the inside information is that it's all about come to a wet, windy and cold end on Sunday.

That's when the Sunshine Coast will be hit by an extended streak of bad weather courtesy of a cold front bringing a blast of icy air up from Antarctica.

Some experts are already calling it a "record cold snap", with the mercury expected to drop below six degrees next Monday morning and possibly lower in the days to follow.

Monday's low is forecast as 6 degrees, with a top temperature of just 17 degrees. 

Weatherzone forecaster Anthony Duke isn't getting too excited ... yet.

"It's probably a bit early to be calling it a record ... how bad it is likey to be will only become clear towards the end of the week," he said.

"We certainly have a very strong cold front expected to move over south-east Queensland on Sunday, bringing a colder air mass that's originated over the Southern Ocean.

"It will definitely make a significant impact on the weather."

The problem will be made worse by a low pressure system expected to follow it, bringing southerly winds to the region.

With it will be rain, ensuring five-year-old Brisbane twins Amber and Taylor Whittingham (pictured) will be spending the second week of their holidays inside, rather than enjoying the sun on Bulcock Beach.

 

A cold weather warning from Higgins Storm Chasers Facebook.
A cold weather warning from Higgins Storm Chasers Facebook.

 



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