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Chin-chilly weekend forecast with cold snap on the way

Western Downs residents told to brace themselves for cold temperatures this weekend.
Western Downs residents told to brace themselves for cold temperatures this weekend. Contributed

IF you haven't pulled out your winter woolies yet, you might be needing them on the Western Downs this weekend.

A cold snap if forecast for the region as a vigorous cold front moves north from the Great Australian Bight and is expected to reach South-West Queensland by Saturday.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Matthew Bass said temperatures would drop below 10C by Saturday and then cool below 5C on Sunday.

"By Saturday you'll see the first of the really cold days in the area with west to south-westerly winds and the small possibility of a shower," he said.

"Winds will more than likely ease on Sunday when you'll see the potential for light frost through until Tuesday."

Mr Bass said the frost would also bring with it the chance of morning fog.

CHINCHILLA FORECAST:

Friday- Min: 14, Max: 23

Saturday: Min: 9, Max: 18

Sunday: Min:4, Max: 16

Monday: Min: 3, Max: 19

Tuesday: Min: 4, Max: 21

Wednesday: Min: 6, Max: 22

Topics:  chinchilla, forecast, weather, western downs


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