Its been a very blustery Saturday across South-Eastern QLD which has helped it feel much colder than what it really is… the good news is Winter lovers should be kept happy for the next few days! Above image: Wind gusts for Sunday afternoon via BSCH
Saturday has been noticeably colder across the South-East with temperatures struggling to make it to the August norm. Brisbane struggled to make it above 20ºc just after 3pm, with most places sitting at 18-21ºc. Along the Ranges and across the Darling Downs it was much cooler with Oakey maxing at 16.1ºc, Warwick 15.9ºc, Toowoomba 13.9ºc while Stanthorpe managed only 11.4ºc. Winds gusted between 50 and 70km/h throughout the day for most places which made it feel between 6 and 14ºc colder than what was actually being recorded. Places like Toowoomba and Stanthorpe didn’t feel warmer than 4ºc all day.
Temperatures during Saturday via Weatherzone
There is good news for those who despise the wind. Its easing tonight! Winds are still gusting to around 30-50km/h during Saturday evening but this should change overnight as a large high becomes dominant. The high is expected to become positioned over NSW with its associated ridge covering Southern QLD. This will produce lighter Southerly winds and clear conditions, leading to a near-typical Winter’s day. Winds should ease back to 15-25km/h during Sunday morning with stronger gusts still evident along the Coast and possibly the Border Ranges over the Gold Coast Hinterland, and then further to a light 5-15km/h by Monday. The Southerly winds will help produce near normal Winter temperatures (around the high teens / low 20’s) for the next 2 days also (Sunday & Monday) before a change in wind direction sees temperatures rise again.