Toowoomba to shiver through freezing winter blast

TOOWOOMBA residents will shiver through this year's first real winter blast, with forecasters predicting cold temperatures this week.

While the weather has been quite cool in the mornings lately, it is nothing compared to the five degrees the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting for Friday.

Strong winds are also expected so the apparent temperature is set to be even colder.

The BOM is predicting a maximum of 18 degrees but with the wind chill factor the apparent temperature could drop to as low as 10 degrees during the day.

Forecaster Chris Joseph said it was due to an active westerly trough pushing through from Tuesday.

"We have a pretty active trough which will bring cold air and we will see the effects of from Wednesday evening onwards," he said.

"Friday will be the really cold day though so people need to get out their woolies.

"There will be fairly strong winds so with the wind chill factor it will be extremely cold. You may even see some frost around the place.

"The cold snap will last through the weekend but it will warm up next week as easterly winds come back. 

"It is the first real wintery blast of the season."

Saturday and Sunday are expected to have a chilly starts to the day as well with seven degrees predicted on Saturday and nine degrees predicted on Sunday.

Toowoomba was hit with a one-day cold snap this year with the city recorded as the coldest place in the state on Tuesday, April 11.

In the Garden City itself, the mercury plunged to 8.4 degrees, the coldest day so far this year.

It hadn't been that cold in Toowoomba since October 25 last year.

The Wellcamp airport and Kingaroy were tied as the coldest places in the state.

Cold weather forecast for Friday.
Cold weather forecast for Friday.

Toowoomba temperatures this week

  • Today: 13 - 22
  • Tomorrow: 13 - 23
  • Wednesday: 15 - 21
  • Thursday: 8 - 16
  • Friday: 5 - 18
  • Saturday: 7 - 20
  • Sunday: 9 - 21

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