By Jeremy Sollars
It’s looking like the weekend will be a good time to stay warm in bed with a good book – or someone who’s read one – with temperatures tipped to plummet to below zero for several days from Sunday for the Warwick and Stanthorpe areas.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) today – Friday 9 August – forecasts that a “complex low” in southern Australia will push a “cool, dry air mass” into Queensland over the weekend, followed by a cold front expected to reach the Darling Downs around midnight on Sunday, the time when any snow is likely to fall on the Stanthorpe area, with the Bureau saying that’s a “slim chance” at this stage.
The cold conditions are expected to peak – or rather plummet – on Monday and Tuesday mornings, with frosts likely across the Southern Downs and Granite Belt.
BOM forecast for Warwick…
Saturday 10 August: min 3, max 16, becoming windy, partly cloudy
Sunday 11 August: min -1, max 15, morning frost, windy
Monday 12 August: min -2, max 18, morning frost, sunny
Tuesday 13 August: min -3, max 20, morning frost, mostly sunny
BOM forecast for Stanthorpe…
Saturday 10 August: min 1, max 12, becoming windy, possible shower
Sunday 11 August: min -4, max 11, morning frost, becoming windy
Monday 12 August: min -4, max 15, morning frost, sunny
Tuesday 13 August: min -4, max 17, morning frost, sunny