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Ipswich shivers on coldest day

Feeling the cold are Ipswich kids (from left), Jordan, 4, Steffarn, 9 months, and Mackenzie Naoum, 6.
Feeling the cold are Ipswich kids (from left), Jordan, 4, Steffarn, 9 months, and Mackenzie Naoum, 6. David Nielsen

CRACK out the jumpers, put some slippers on and stay cocooned under the blankets for as long as you can because the last few Ipswich mornings have been exceptionally cold.

Queensland might be the Sunshine State but it didn't feel that way when the mercury hit at an uncomfortably cold -1.1C yesterday morning.

That was a shiver-inducing eight degrees below the average minimum temperatures for this time of year. And forecasters believe this morning will be just as cold with temperatures set to reach the -1C mark again.

According to meteorologist Doug Fenton, cloudless skies and cold breezes from New South Wales are the reasons behind the recent run of cold mornings.

The weatherzone.com.au forecaster says it will stay cool today before starting to warm up over the weekend.

“South south-westerly winds are bringing up the colder air from New South Wales,” Mr Fenton said.

“We had an extra cold front come through, it really was quite a strong cold front, and that has worked its way up to Queensland.

“Cold winds with clear skies has created those cold temperatures.”

Mr Fenton said yesterday was the lowest minimum temperature Ipswich had experienced since August last year.

The lowest temperature ever recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology's Amberley station was -4.9C, which was recorded in August in 1995.

Surprisingly, it wasn't as cold at Gatton, west of Ipswich, with the BOM weather station there recording a morning low of just 6.3C at 6.30am yesterday.

The coldest Gatton morning this month came on Tuesday when the temperature dipped to 2.2C.

Spare a thought for those living in Kingaroy and Oakey, because the mercury there plummeted to -2.8C yesterday.

Ipswich’s temperatures

Wednesday June 22

3pm: 17.8C

6pm: 12C

9pm: 8.1C

11.30pm: 4.4C

Thursday June 23

3am: 0.6C

6am: -0.7C

9am: 7.7C

Noon: 17.7C

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