Brisbane had its coldest morning of the year so far, but tonight is set to be the coldest night in four years.
This morning's minimum was 6.5 degrees, more than a degree colder than any morning so far this year. But tomorrow and Wednesday mornings are likely to be another degree and half colder again with a forecast of 5 degrees for each morning. As people head off to work there will be a distinctive chill in the air.
These cold mornings will be exceptional for winter in Brisbane as the mercury hasn't dipped to five degrees in four years.
The chilly nights will be due to a cold airmass in the wake of a front that will arrive tonight. The cold airmass will combine with light southwesterly winds and clear skies to produce very chilly nights.
Most of Queensland will experience the chilly nights as the cold airmass spreads as far north as Townsville, where morning temperatures should dip to single figures.
Clear skies should persist until at least Wednesday in Brisbane, when winds turn more southeasterly, bringing in some moisture and cloud off the ocean. Good news for fans attending the State Of Origin is that it's not looking too chilly or breezy and there's almost no chance of rain.
This more humid air will take the chill out of the air, leading to warmer nights and bringing the chance of showers from Friday.
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