Holly, Riley and Wayne Burgess brave a chilly morning in Coolangatta.
Holly, Riley and Wayne Burgess brave a chilly morning in Coolangatta.

Winter chills move in

COOLANGATTA was living up to its cold name yesterday morning with a frosty eight degrees.

Children Riley and Holly were rugged up with dad Wayne Burgess yesterday as early morning temperatures in Coolangatta and Tweed Heads dropped four degrees below the monthly average.

Further inland, Murwil- lumbah suffered through its coldest morning of the year with 3.9 degrees.

Mr Burgess and his kids tried to warm up with a walk around Jack Evans Boat Harbour yesterday.

“I'm feeling a bit warmer now, but the kids are still in their jackets because they're in the prams and not walking,” Mr Burgess said.

Mr Burgess said the chilly weather is not going by un- noticed.

“We all felt it this morning when we woke up,” he said.

“You can tell it has been getting progressively colder and colder in the past few days.”

Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Queensland forecaster Richard Threlfall said the morning chill was nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year.

“It's the first really cold day of the year and people take notice,” Mr Threlfall said.

“We've just got some colder air coming in from the south.

“It gets colder the further inland you go.”

Monday was the coldest day of the week for Coolangatta with a minimum of seven degrees.

The coldest day of the year for Coolangatta to date was recorded on May 16, with 5.7 degrees.

Mr Threlfall predicted a morning minimum of eight degrees today, six degrees tomorrow and seven degrees on Friday for Coolangatta.

BOM New South Wales forecaster Chris Webb said Murwillumbah can expect frost patches on Friday and Saturday.

“The weather is going to hit the one-degree mark and maybe lower around that time,” Mr Webb said.

“It won't be that cold on the coastline. There will be some clear days with light winds.”

The weather will warm up even more over the weekend with eight, degrees on Saturday morning before rising to 10 degrees on Sunday.


Coolangatta/Tweed Heads

Minimum of 8 degrees today. Minimum of 6 degrees tomorrow.

Minimum of 7 degrees on Friday.


Minimum of 6 degrees today.Minimum of 4 degrees tomorrow.Minimum of 1 degree on Friday.

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