Frost due to visit Rose City
MINUS four degrees, sleet and “a few flakes” of snow was a nice wintry treat for Stanthorpe's Barry and Yvette Neilsen yesterday.
The Cherry Lane Nursery owners had on their winter woollies and Mr Neilsen had “the heater on in the shed”, with more sleet expected this morning.
“Who knows, we might wake up tomorrow to a big white canvas as I have a few times over the years,” Mrs Nielsen said.
Growing up at nearby Eukey, Mrs Nielsen said she has “made a few snowmen” in her 63 years living in the area.
“I've seen snow lots of times – the really big, heavy falls were in 84 I think,” she said.
“In the town itself you don't see much snow as it falls then it's gone, but out in the higher country of Mount Tully and Eukey it falls.”
Weatherzone predicted the Rose City was in for a cold evening too overnight with fresh and gusty south-westerly winds with cloud clearing later today, as well as early frost.
Temperatures are expected to hit a minimum of 3 degrees today and zero tomorrow, with just a five per cent chance of rain over the weekend.
Lowest temp: -2.7 degrees (7th)
Highest temp: 19.9 degrees (9th)
Average temp: 4.9 degrees
Wettest: 27.2mm (11th)
Total rainfall this month: 31.4mm