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By Jeremy Sollars

The Southern Downs and Granite Belt are looking at a chilly weekend but temps will start to rise slightly from Monday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

BOM records show both Warwick and Applethorpe both got down to -2.4 degrees at 7am this morning, Friday 1 June.

But there appears to be a problem with weather data recorded at the Stanthorpe BOM weather station near the Visitor Information Centre at Leslie Parade, with no overnight or early morning temperatures recorded.

Higgins Storm Chasing figures tell a different story – they report that Warwick dropped to -3.5 degrees this morning, and Stanthorpe got down to -2.5.

The Free Times is attempting to find out the reasons for these disparities, but either way it’s just damn cold.

BOM is forecasting a low of one degree for Saturday morning for Warwick and minus one for Stanthorpe, and on Sunday morning four degrees for Warwick and one in Stanthorpe.

Things should start to thaw out a little from Monday onwards with a morning low of 4 for Warwick and 2 for Stanthorpe, BOM says.

Maximum daytime temperatures for Warwick over the next few days will hover around the 20 mark, with 17-18 tipped for Stanthorpe.

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