STATE RECORD: Dalby was the coldest town in Queensland this morning, with temperatures hitting -4.8 degrees in some parts.
STATE RECORD: Dalby was the coldest town in Queensland this morning, with temperatures hitting -4.8 degrees in some parts. Nicole McDougall

Dalby records coldest temperatures in Queensland

DALBY has seen a case of history repeating itself as it was named the coldest place in Queensland this morning, with temperatures dropping to -4.8 degrees at 6.20am.

Almost exactly 12 months ago, a similar title was given to Dalby when temperatures fell to -5 degrees on July 15, 2018.

Residents woke up shivering this morning with temperatures well into the negatives during the first few hours of the day, marking today the coldest day of the year.

Meteorologist Kimba Wong said while the temperatures didn't break any records, it definitely was the chilliest morning the town has seen in a while.

"That was a couple of degrees colder than most other places,” she said.

"The next coldest places were Roma and Amberley which were -3.2.

"A few other places were below zero as well, and across quite a large area in Queensland we've had temperatures that have been a little bit chilly this morning.”

A number of factors brought about the freezing start to the week, including some cold fronts from our southern neighbours.

"We've got a very cool, dry air mass that's pushing through Queensland at the moment following a series of quite strong cold fronts that have passed through the southern states over the last few days,” she said.

"That cold, dry air is really making its way to the coast as far north as the central coast bringing those cooler, dry conditions overnight but also leading to quite fine, sunny days.”

The rest of the week is looking to be just as chilly, but with clear sunny days in the forecast.

"There's a very static weather pattern,” Miss Wong said.

"Clear skies and wind starting to drop off as well.

"It's looking like there'll be similar conditions overnight for the next few days at least until the weekend.”


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