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Shivers! Winter has finally arrived on the Western Downs

Winter arrives on the Western Downs.
Winter arrives on the Western Downs. Robyne Cuerel

YOU might be able to strip off your warm bed socks for the end of the week but forecasters say to keep them handy as another cold snap will shiver through the Western Downs early next week.

Locals should be well prepared for the next cold turn after surviving the coldest day of 2014 on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Miles station recorded a low of only 0.8 degrees.

BOM meteorologist Matt Bass said the near freezing morning was a result of a cold air mass from the south, cooled further by a cold front over South Australian and Victoria.

East to south-easterly winds off the warmer Tasman Sea would increase overnight temperatures for the end of the week.

Mr Bass said the shift into more typical winter weather patterns arrived later than usual this year.

"It's just because of the way the weather patterns form sometimes," he said.

"The fact that we kept the warm south-easterlies is a little unusual and there has been a lack of the cold fronts we'd usually get."

Overnight temperatures for the rest of the week will rest at around 6 degrees.

During the day, Western Downs locals can expect temperatures in the comfortable low 20s.

There is a possibility of isolated showers across the weekend.

 

Topics:  chinchilla, forecast, wdrc, weather, western downs, winter


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