Temperatures will be up but rain will come down

THE good news about this week's cold snap which hit the Tweed yesterday is the worst of it is over.

The bad news is that while the temperature will get a tad warmer, rain is predicted to move in as early as tomorrow afternoon.

The mercury dropped to 4.5 degrees at Murwillumbah on Tuesday and 6 degrees at Coolangatta on what was the coldest day this winter so far.

Sky Weather senior meteorologist Tom Saunders said a southerly airstream was to blame for the chill factor.

It's been slightly warmer today although spectators at tonight's State of Origin in Brisbane should rug up as it will be chilly.

"We're over the coldest for now but we've got another two months of winter to go," Mr Saunders said.

But expect rain to start as early as tomorrow afternoon and potentially get much heavier by Friday lasting into the weekend.

Despite their own nation's hardcore winters, German tourists Karsen Zybell and his girlfriend Franziska Hartung, in the country for a month, said they had noticed a chill in the air.

"We noticed it's been a lot colder the last three mornings," Mr Zybell said.

But they said it was nothing compared to what they experienced in the Blue Mountains recently.



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