Cold, wet Friday for southeast QLDBen McBurney, Thursday June 20, 2013 - 15:23 EST
Residents of southeast Queensland will be reaching for jumpers and
umbrellas tomorrow, with many places likely to see their coldest day
in at least a year.
Thick cloud and an associated band of rain will prevent any sun from
reaching the ground throughout the day, with temperatures only set to
reach the mid-teens.
This cloud has already brought some cold days across Central
Australia. Yesterday, Uluru reached just 11 degrees, while Ernabella
struggled to 9 degrees. Today, Charleville had reached just 13 dgerees
Brisbane is expected to reach a top of just 17 degrees tomorrow, its
coldest day in a year, although there is potential that the city will
get even colder.
Similar temepratures are also expected across the rest of the
southeast, with maximums five or six degrees below average for this
time of year.
The cold will reap some rewards for farmers though, with widespread
falls of 10-20mm likely across the region including the Granite Belt,
with potential for up to 40mm.
The rain and cloud will clear early on Saturday to give way to a
generally sunny and dry weekend, with temperatures returning closer to
Similar conditions will persist until at least mid next week, although
the clearer skies will mean a return to the cold mornings, similar to
earlier this week.
© Weatherzone 2013
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