Last blast of winter grips Queensland, bringing strong, dry winds and plummeting temps

© Provided by ABC NEWS Temperatures will remain well below average across much of Queensland until Friday. (Unsplash: Luke Pamer)

A blast of winter weather is returning to much of Queensland as the tail of a low-pressure trough that developed in the Tasman Sea whips a hole in the spring warmth.

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior forecaster Laura Boekel said the trough would create a “mixed bag” of weather conditions over the next few days.

She said the wake of the trough had brought cold, windy and dry conditions.

A severe fire danger warning is in place for the Gulf Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders.

“Typically, fire weather warnings are conditions that are very dry and very windy and that’s what we’re seeing across most of the state, but much worse in those areas which has resulted in those warnings,” Ms Boekel said.

But she said the cold is definitely the more noticeable impact across the rest of the state.

“Typically, we’re seeing five to 10 degrees below average during the daytime for most of the state,” she said.

“At midday today, Toowoomba was feeling like 1.8 degrees, so it’s a really quite a cold burst that’s pushed through for a lot of the state.

“Charleville yesterday saw a 32-degree maximum and then [on Tuesday] it’s seen an 18-degree maximum, so a really big change in temperature.”

The temperature drop was less dramatic in south-east Queensland, but there were strong winds across Brisbane.

“The forecast for Brisbane today was [winds] increasing up to 50 kilometres per hour,” Ms Boekel said.

Warming up again by the weekend

She said the cool weather even brought a “slight” chance of snow flurries.

“New South Wales is also experiencing these cold conditions with an increased chance of snow, while the snow outlook for Queensland is minimal.

“There is a very, very slight chance that we could see some snow flurries up on the Granite Belt, which would be very unusual for this time of year.”

She said the trough would start “pushing off” on Thursday.

“We can expect these conditions to persist with an easing trend from Thursday, and then warming up again for the weekend.”

As for beyond tomorrow, Ms Boekel said Queensland should brace for a wetter than average spring.

“We have seen a negative IoD — a negative Indian Ocean Dipole — and typically that brings a wetter spring for Queensland,” she said.

“It’s important to note that while the signal is that we would see greater than average rainfall across Queensland, not every single area is going to see that.”

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