Cold snap continues in southern QldBy Fidelis Rego, Elise Worthington and Charmaine Kane, Friday August 23, 2013 - 09:10 EST
Hopes for an early spring in southern Queensland have been dashed, with residents shivering through another cold and frosty morning.
The mercury has dropped below freezing in many parts of the state's south, with Dalby on the western Darling Downs recording minus 1 degree Celsius, Miles minus 1.5 and Warwick on the Southern Downs minus 2.
The horse trough and dog bowl have frozen on Judith Jurgenson's Granite Belt property west of Stanthorpe, where her temperature gauge shows it is minus 7 degrees.
"Just white, the paddocks are white," she said.
"The dog's water is frozen, the horse trough is frozen, the taps haven't been frozen this year but we've been as low as minus 10 and we don't have water for a few hours.
"I quite like it and I don't think people mind."
Meanwhile on the Gold Coast, Coolangatta got down to a minimum of 2.7 degrees.
Brisbane Airport recorded a low of 4.4 degrees.
Weather bureau spokeswoman Lauren Murphy says it has been a warmer morning compared to earlier this week.
"Temperatures will gradually crawl up over the coming days," she said.
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