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Nights getting chillier in QLD and northeastern NSW

Sam Brown, Sunday April 28, 2013 - 10:52 EST

It was the coolest night last night since the end of last year for
parts of Queensland and northeast New South Wales.

Last night was the coolest night since October last year for Taree in
NSW and at Winton in QLD, dropping to 7.1 degrees and 11.9 degrees
respectively. It was also the coolest night since November in Ballina
NSW (11.7 degrees) and Moranbah QLD (12.9 degrees).

This cool night was due to clear skies, allowing heat from the
previous day to return back into the atmosphere and cooler air to
replace it.

A mostly sunny and warm day can be expected for inland parts of QLD,
with the odd shower along coastal regions today, while a high pressure
ridge will make for clear skies and warm daytime temperatures for
northeastern NSW.

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will extend a ridge over
QLD, maintaining an onshore flow along the coast over the coming days.
This onshore flow coupled with a developing low in the northern Coral
Sea will cause isolated showers along the east coast of QLD. A
deepening trough over NSW will cause clouds to build and bring a few
showers to eastern parts of NSW later in the week.

Once the trough passes through NSW and southern QLD and brings a southerly change, nights will become chillier again, most likely the coldest for the season so far.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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