'Wintergeddon' continues as Toowoomba freezes

A map showing the cold front in Queensland. Photo Higgins Storm Chasing
A map showing the cold front in Queensland. Photo Higgins Storm Chasing

A COLD snap is continuing across the Darling Downs as winter starts to bite.

It's being dubbed 'Wintergeddon' by some as overnight temperatures remained close to zero.

Wind chill has again pushed the apparent temperature to well below zero. At 7am in Toowoomba it felt like -2.5 degrees.

There was frost in parts of the city this morning and motorists reported ice on cars left out overnight.

The Bureau of Meteorology says it will reach 16 degrees today.

Tonight the temperature will drop to 2 degrees.

The minimums in recent days have been well below the June average of 8.9 degrees.

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It will be cold for the rest of the week until showers bring relief on Monday.

Blasts of ice-cold wind from the south are being blamed for the low temperatures.

Weather across the Darling Downs is being dominated by a large high pressure system over northern New South Wales which is bringing a cold airmass into much of the state.

The high will shift slowly east and lie near south-east Queensland tomorrow and should gradually weaken, with the ridge relaxing as a result.

Daytime maximum temperatures on the Downs will range between 15 and 18 degrees.

Jeff Higgins from Higgins Storm Chasing said Glen Innes was the cold spot at -6 degrees about 3.30am.

Armidale dropped to -5 degrees, Stanthorpe -3, Dalby and Roma both managed to get -2 along with Warwick, Wellcamp and Oakey where it dropped to below freezing.

Ipswich at 1.7 degrees certainly didn't avoid the cold, neither did Toowoomba on 0.5.

Cassie Baldwin's photo of Amiens where it was -5 degrees this morning.
Cassie Baldwin's photo of Amiens where it was -5 degrees this morning.

 


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