Cold snap brings dusting of snow
SNOW has fallen in Queensland for the first time in two years as a cold snap continues to chill Australia’s east coast.
The snow melted pretty much as soon as it hit the ground at Eukey, south of Stanthorpe near the NSW border, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The “light shower of snow” around midnight is also likely to be the only dusting of white the sunshine state gets from the icy blast.
Bureau forecaster Campbell said another burst was on the way.
“Temperatures will drop again towards the end of the week,” he said. “It doesn’t look as cold as the past couple days ... ( and) it looks too dry for snow.” Sam cold
Icy temperatures are forecast for tomorrow morning, when the mercury is expected to hit 4C in Brisbane. The river city’s lowest temperature on record is 2.2C. Brisbane got down to 8.4C early yesterday but the state’s coldest place was the town of Thangool, near Biloela, where the mercury was sitting on - 1.3C about 6.30am.
ICE SKATE: Skateboarder Mason Kennedy, 13, of North Ward found a way to ride off the cold on Victoria Bridge.
HAVING A BALL: Mackaylah Smith, 11, from Bribie Island plays in the snow on Mt Mackenzie near Tenterfield.