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Queenslanders rug up as southern interior shivers through sub-zero conditions


Temperatures have dropped in southern components of Queensland, with predictions cold-weather data may tumble this week.

Key factors:

  • Parts of southern Queensland are experiencing sub-zero conditions because of the wind chill issue
  • The BoM is forecasting some areas together with the Maranoa and Warrego may have their coldest July morning on file on Thursday
  • A small quantity of snow flakes have been reported on the Granite Belt

The climate bureau mentioned a big excessive transferring throughout southeast Australia, combining with a low within the southern Tasman was resulting in robust winds throughout south-east Queensland as effectively as a burst of cool and dry air throughout the state.

“It’s freezing, but on the bright side, it’s a change of fashion,” mentioned Liza Beamish, who would not let the climate cease her for a stroll in Toowoomba’s Queens Park along with her husband Brian.

 “I’ve got woollen tights under my jeans and a jumper and puffy jacket. And gloves of course!

“You get to put on stuff you would not put on for the remainder of the yr.”

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Felin Hannify said wind gusts of up to 60 kilometres an hour would add to the cold.

“For Toowoomba, a excessive of 9 levels at present goes to really feel like sub-five given the energy of the wind,” he mentioned.

The BoM issued a warning to sheep graziers, whereas dairy farmers in Hodgson Vale rugged up their calves.(

ABC Southern Qld: Georgie Hewson


Records may tumble

Mr Hannify said the cold temperatures would continue, with some areas predicted to record their coldest ever July morning on Thursday.

“The data return as far as 1995 in components of the Maranoa Warrego,” he said.

Some airborne snow flakes observed near Eukey.

Weather chaser Ken Kato, who travelled from Brisbane to Eukey on the Granite Belt, managed to record some flakes.

“The potential for correct snowflakes was at all times trying contact and go, so it was actually nice to see them float,” he said.

“There weren’t that many, and it was combined in with sleet and snow grains and rain drops as effectively – nevertheless it nonetheless counts.”

Mr Kato described the wind at Eukey as “brutal”.

“The windchill was in all probability subsequent degree even for this space’s requirements.”


“I used to be outdoors for a couple of minutes at a time, and my palms principally misplaced all sensation after a couple of minutes.”

He said it was one of the coldest days he has ever experienced.

“When I come right here…I usually count on it to really feel fairly rattling chilly…however this morning, the winds have been gale power.”

“In phrases of the seems like temperatures and the wind chill issue, I’d have say it will be proper up there with among the coldest feeling mornings.”

The weather didn’t stop Alison Dewilde and her dog Archie rugging up for their daily Toowoomba park adventure.

“It’s all about having a superb coat,” she explained.

“Archie’s sporting a woolly jumper at present, and can tear round for half an hour earlier than I can take him again inside.”

She didn’t try and convince her four-legged companion to sit this cold day out in front of the heater?

“Dogs should stroll,” she laughed.

“But I’m actually going to get pleasure from a scorching espresso as soon as we’re completed.”

A woman in a big winter coat holds a dog wearing a woollen jumper “It’s a bit windy!” Alison Dewilde and her canine Archie braved the chilly for his or her day by day journey to the park in Toowoomba.(

ABC Southern Qld: Peter Gunders


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