Temps plunge into the minuses as winter chill returns

The cold weather has returned to the Darling Downs this week. Lord Photography captured this stunning winter's morning at Kingsthorpe.
The cold weather has returned to the Darling Downs this week. Lord Photography captured this stunning winter's morning at Kingsthorpe. Lord Photography

IT IS a cold old August day in Toowoomba with the apparent temperature tumbling to minus 5.7 degrees at 6.30am.

The actual temperature was a chilly 0 degrees at that time according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Across south-west Queensland it fell to -0.9 degrees at St George at 5.30am, -3.8 at Roma at 6am, -4.1 in Dalby at 6.30am and -5.4 in Oakey at 6am.

The apparent temperature in Oakey at 6am was a freezing -9.4 degrees.

It was literally freezing in Meringandan this morning with the mercury dropping to minus 5 degrees.
It was literally freezing in Meringandan this morning with the mercury dropping to minus 5 degrees. Karen Thomas


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