Weather News

Queensland's south struck by coldest morning in years

Alex Zadnik, Sunday July 10, 2011 - 10:56 EST

Much of southern Queensland experienced its coldest night in several years as temperatures plumetted five to 10 degrees below average.

The coldest area was inland, where frost was severe. In the Maranoa, Roma dipped to minus five degrees, their coldest night in 14 years.

It also chilled to minus five in Warwick, Stanthorpe, Dalby and Mitchell.

Nearer the coast, on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, there was some light frost. Maroochydore had its coldest morning in four years, dipping to just one degree. It got down to three degrees at Brisbane airport, its coldest in two years.

Clear skies and dry winds, which eased enough overnight to allow it to get so cold, will persist until at least mid-week.

That means the next few nights will be similarly cold.

From Wednesday wind will turn from dry southwesterly to a more humid southeasterly, combining with cloud to bring warmer nights. By next weekend nights will be as much as five degrees above average, as warm as the start of the month.

The southeasterly winds will also help bring showers late in the week with the aid of some cloud coming across from Western Australia.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2011

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Smoky warmth sticking around in Sydney

16:27 EST

Sydney enjoyed a pleasant day on Wednesday.

Australia's largest pastoral company AACo confirms massive loss in end-of-year results

14:12 EST

The nation's biggest cattle company says extreme weather conditions across northern Australian has cost it more than $100 million in losses.

Meteor suspected as 'fireball' filmed in Australian night sky, with sightings in two states

12:08 EST

A "fireball" believed to have been a meteor has lit up the skies in at least two states overnight, with sightings of the phenomenon coming in from across South Australia and Victoria.