Get set for chilly mornings

OVERNIGHT temperatures across the region are set to plummet thanks to an upper trough moving into the south-east corner of the state.

It is forecast early morning temperatures over the next three days will be a few degrees above freezing.

But it will be the westerly winds, with gusts up to 50km per hour, which will cause the apparent temperature to drop and have residents reaching for their jumpers.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph said the overnight temperature in Ipswich will fall as low as four degrees over the coming days.

He said westerly winds would ensure it feels a lot colder than it actually is.

"It is certainly going to be cold in Ipswich over the next few days," he said.

"The westerly winds will ease on Thursday but the overnight temperatures will still be very cold."

Mr Joseph said those planning to hop in their cars and head to the Granite Belt in the search of snow should not bother.

He said it would be too dry for any snow falls on the Granite Belt.

"Despite the cold temperatures it is highly unlikely people will wake up to frosty mornings either," he said.

"Come the weekend we will see both the overnight and daytime temperatures rise."



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