Strong gusts of wind blow on a palm tree in Warwick.
Strong gusts of wind blow on a palm tree in Warwick. Elyse Wurm

Might be best to pack a jacket before heading to the races

PUNTERS will have to hold on to their hats today as the chilly winds whipping through Warwick are set to hang around until this afternoon.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong said a cold front passed through Queensland yesterday and hit the southeast area of the state last night.

"We're expecting pretty clear conditions today, just behind that cool front,” she said.

"We're looking at a top of 19 but it'll probably feel a little bit colder than that, it's quite windy.”

At 8.30am this morning the temperature was sitting at 9.9C, but Miss Kimba said the wind was bringing the feel of the temperature down to 4C.

Miss Kimba said the wind would blow at around 25-35km/hr today, with gusts currently moving about 30km/hr.

The winds are set to ease off a little this afternoon, she said.

Warwick hit a minimum of 6.6C overnight, a little under the average minimum for May of 7C.

Miss Kimba said conditions would warm up slightly tomorrow, with a top of 22C predicted.

"Overnight is going to get quite cold again but tomorrow we should see a bit more moisture returned,” she said.