Winter's on its way
IPSWICH awoke yesterday to its coldest morning of the year, with the thermometer diving to within a whisker of zero degrees at first light.
A minimum of 0.7 degrees was recorded at Amberley at 6.33am, nearly eight degrees colder than the minimum recorded in Brisbane.
If you thought it was cold here, spare a thought for the poor folk out at Oakey, west of Toowoomba, where the mercury dipped to minus 3.2.
Gentle south-westerly winds and clear skies made for near freezing conditions, which Ipswich residents would be more accustomed to encountering in June or July.
At least the clear skies made for a beautiful morning, with the sun quickly warming up the day.
Amberley recorded a maximum of just over 23 degrees at 2.07pm yesterday, during what turned out to be another glorious, sunny autumn day.
Slightly warmer overnight temperatures are forecast for the next six days, although Ipswich residents will probably want to keep the thick blankets handy, as minimums will remain below 10 degrees.
Daytime maximums will stay in the low to mid-20s, with mostly fine weather.