Queenslanders have already felt winters chill this year but unfortunately are set for another shot this week.
The strong low that has developed along the southeast coast of NSW plus the large area of high pressure over SA are combining to bring up some unseasonably cold air into the southeast of QLD. The cold southerly winds have reduced daytime highs today will ease the next 24-48 hours and allow colder nights by this weekend.
Daytime highs today and tomorrow will continue on the downward slope and end up 2-4 degrees below average. The nighttime lows the next few days will stay on average but will feel colder due to the gusty winds and lower wind chills. As the winds weaken by Thursday, daytime highs will rise slightly but overnight lows will be kept 3-5 below average through the weekend.
Lows across the southeast yesterday morning were just a few hints of the colder air on the way. Coolangatta had a low of 6 degrees or 4 below average and with a wind chill making it feel even a few degrees colder.
The coldest mornings look to be arriving for the weekend so rug up at night and enjoy the cool sunny days.