Temperatures are expected to finally start climbing across QLD and NSW as a large high pressure systems moves East into the Pacific Ocean, marking a change in wind patterns. Above image – OCF Forecast Minimums for Sunday across SEQ & NENSW.
A large high pressure system which has been responsible for producing significantly colder than normal temperatures across elevated parts of NSW including NENSW and widespread parts of Southern and South East QLD… even Central QLD… is expected to finally move East and start to head out to sea over the Pacific Ocean and towards New Zealand. This high has lead to continuous clear skies across QLD & NSW with light winds aiding in the temperature plummeting overnight.
During the past 7-8 nights we have seen some significant stats accumulate. Ipswich saw 7 consecutive nights of 0ºc or lower, for the first time since 2012. Glen Innes recorded a year-low of -12.3ºc which was also the coldest temperature in 11 years for the town. Tenterfield saw -9.1ºc which was also the coldest temperature in 11 years. Applethorpe with -6.1ºc had its coldest morning in 8 years. 4 of the past 7 mornings have been below -8ºc for Glen Innes, something that is quite unusual as the severely cold morning’s are normally 1 off occurrences. Armidale has had 4 of its past 5 mornings below -5ºc. Dalby was another town that saw a week straight of below freezing mornings too.