'Brrrrr!': Cool mornings break eight-year Ipswich record
IT WAS the coldest January morning for close to eight years in Ipswich this week.
Temperatures dropped to under 13 degrees just before sunrise on Tuesday morning, the coolest January minimum since 2010.
The average minimum temperature in January in Ipswich is 20 degrees.
Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Adam Balzak said a southerly change over night on Sunday brought cool air from southern states and, combined with low humidity, forced temperatures well below what the city has been used to all summer.
Mr Balzak said the cooler mornings would persist for a little while longer before temperatures began heating up again in time for the weekend.
Southerly change has moved through Brisbane Airport. Temp dropped by 4°C in one minute, 7°C in ten minutes. Dew point temp rose by 11°C in one minute! Follow the cool change's passage on Doppler Radar. Change in colour from blue to orange is the change. https://t.co/jOMpKDoyEl pic.twitter.com/cf7FRr1z6I— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) January 14, 2018
"We should expect to see temperatures increase towards the weekend, going up to 35," Mr Balzak said.
"Also we have the wind coming from the east, bringing in moister air and with that the humidity may start to creep up again."
A stable air mass over Ipswich has eliminated the chance of rain or thunderstorms at least until next week.