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Cold start to winter in Brisbane

Ben Domensino, Wednesday May 30, 2018 - 14:40 AEST

Brisbane is forecast to have its coldest start to winter in 12 years based on minimum temperatures, following the passage of a stormy change this afternoon.

A cold front that brought snow and hail to parts of southeastern Australia during the last 24 hours will pass over southeast Queensland late on Wednesday.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop ahead of and near this change, initially over inland areas of southeast Queensland and then possibly moving towards the coast. Some of these storms could become severe, with damaging winds, hail and heavy rain all possible. Be sure to check the latest warnings.

Dry weather will return to southeast Queensland from tonight as a ridge of high pressure pushes over the region in the wake of the change. These conditions will allow clear skies, light winds and a cool air mass to combine and bring a string of chilly mornings during the opening days of winter.

Brisbane is forecast to reach lows of 8-9 degrees during the first four mornings of June, which hasn't happened since 2006.

While the opening nights of winter will be nippy, days will be sunny and pleasant. Brisbane is forecast to enjoy near-average maximum temperatures in the low to mid twenties from Thursday until at least next Tuesday.

- Weatherzone

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