Warwick shivers through coldest start in Queensland
BIG coats and scarves were a must for Warwick residents heading to work this morning as the city recorded the lowest temperature in the state.
Warwick hit a low of -4.9 degrees about 6.20am this morning, following two mornings that also fell to -4.9 degrees.
The freezing temperatures are the lowest recorded in Warwick in July since 2014.
At Stanthorpe, Southern Downs councillor Vic Pennisi was able to make a winter wonderland with a snow machine on Sunday morning because it was so cold.
Cr Pennisi said at ground level the temperature was -11 degrees.
"We're the coldest place in Queensland and we need to remind people that we're the coldest place in Queensland," he said.
"It's a point of difference why people visit the region."
Cr Pennisi said it was the first time the snow machine had gotten a run this year, but he managed to make about 40 square meters of snow at varying depths.
At one point, it was six inches deep.
Cr Pennisi said the machine made real snow, rather than simply ice.
"There's been quite a few opportunities where the temperature has been below zero but the colder it is the better the powder," he said.
Temperatures in Applethorpe dipped to -3.3 degrees this morning, a little warmer than the -5.1 degrees and -5 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Adam Blazak said tomorrow would also be chilly in Warwick with a low of -1 before climbing to 1 degree on Wednesday and Thursday.
There is a chance of seeing frost for the next couple of days, but Mr Blazak said by Friday the minimum temperature is expected to climb to 7 degrees.
"We do have a trough moving towards the area towards the end of the working week, there could be a bit of cloud cover and that could keep those minimum temperatures up," he said.
Today is expected to reach a top of 19, while tomorrow is predicted to reach 20 degrees.