Shiv­ers, win­ter is headed our way

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YOU might be able to strip off your warm bed socks for the end of the week but fore­cast­ers say to keep them handy as an­other cold snap will shiver through the Western Downs early next week.

Lo­cals should be well pre­pared for the next cold turn af­ter sur­viv­ing the cold­est day of 2014 on Tues­day.

The Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy’s Miles sta­tion recorded a low of only 0.8 de­grees.

BOM me­te­o­rol­o­gist Matt Bass said the near freez­ing morn­ing was a re­sult of a cold air mass from the south, cooled fur­ther by a cold front over South Aus­tralian and Vic­to­ria.

East to south-easterly winds off the warmer Tas­man Sea would in­crease overnight tem­per­a­tures for the end of the week.

Mr Bass said the shift into more typ­i­cal win­ter weather pat­terns ar­rived later than usual this year.

“It’s just be­cause of the way the weather pat­terns form some­times,” he said.

“The fact that we kept the warm south-east­er­lies is a lit­tle un­usual and there has been a lack of the cold fronts we’d usu­ally get.”

Overnight tem­per­a­tures for the rest of the week will rest at around 6 de­grees.

Dur­ing the day, Western Downs lo­cals can ex­pect tem­per­a­tures in the com­fort­able low 20s.

There is a pos­si­bil­ity of iso­lated show­ers across the weekend.

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