Forecasters predict first Warwick snow in 32 years

The Rangers residence at the entrance of Girraween, south of Stanthorpe in July 1984.
The Rangers residence at the entrance of Girraween, south of Stanthorpe in July 1984.

WEATHER forecasters have this morning revealed the snow could fall in Warwick over the next four days as a big freeze arrives on the Southern Downs.

It would be the first time since 1984 that snow has fallen on the Rose City.

That was on Tuesday, July 3 during a severe cold outbreak.

Early morning snowfalls were reported  across the border districts through to Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast hinterland.


The  heaviest falls of up to 60mm occurred about 13km south-east of Statnthorpe on the Eukey plateau.

The snow made roads In the Stanthorpe and Warwick regions impassable with conditions north of Warwick described as "like a blizzard" by police.

The higher parts of southern Queensland were transformed into a winter wonderland.

Higgins Storm Chasing this morning posted: "Southern Darling Downs / Granite Belt: Showers during Friday with possible sleet in the far South and Highest elevations during Friday night."

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