Large parts of Southern & South East QLD as well as Northern & North East NSW are expected to see well below average minimums for Monday morning as clearer skies combine with dry winds. Above image: OCF Minimum Forecast via BSCH
A large high pressure ridge is expected to cover the majority of QLD and large parts of NSW. This ridge is expected to allow for clearing skies to dominate large parts of QLD and the majority of the Northern half of NSW (pending how far North a cluster of cloud wants to move North overnight). These clear skies will also combine with light South to South West winds across the region which will be ideal for dropping the temperature and below average temperatures becoming likely across a large area of Southern QLD and Northern NSW.
Temperatures will be great for frost across the Northern NSW Tablelands, Northern Inland NSW, Inland parts of the Northern Rivers, Inland parts of South East QLD, Inland parts of the Wide Bay, Darling Downs and Southern Inland districts – the only thing that will be hit and miss for frost will be wind speed and if the winds can remain light enough for long enough, for frost to settle.
Some overnight minimums include:
QLD: Brisbane 7ºc, Ipswich 3ºc, Gold Coast 7ºc, Sunshine Coast 7ºc, Gympie 3ºc, Gatton 3ºc, Kingaroy 1ºc, Gayndah 4ºc, Stanthorpe -2ºc, Toowoomba 3ºc, Warwick -1ºc, Oakey -1ºc, Dalby -1ºc, Miles 0ºc, Roma -1ºc, St George 1ºc.
NSW: Glen Innes -5ºc, Inverell -1ºc, Tenterfield -3ºc, Armidale -3ºc, Barraba -3ºc, Ballina 6ºc, Grafton 3ºc, Lismore 4ºc, Casino 4ºc, Moree 2ºc, Tamworth 2ºc.