IF YOU haven't gone to bed with an extra blanket this week you may want to get ready - it's going to get colder.

The Sunshine Coast shivered through its coldest morning of the year yesterday, with the temperature plummeting to three degrees Celsius.

Temperatures this week have been a chilly seven degrees below the average for this time of year, as the Coast experiences nippy evenings and stunningly clear winter days.

RIGHT: Kandanga frost on a plant and (above) on a car windscreen.
RIGHT: Kandanga frost on a plant and (above) on a car windscreen.

Meteorologists say the Sunshine Coast will have some reprieve from the cold weather this weekend before chilly temperatures blast the region again early next week.

Coast residents would happily boast about their winter temperatures each year, but it was as low as three degrees yesterday morning - the coldest since August last year.

Beerburrum had its coldest evening into the morning in six years, with the mercury dropping to 3.6 degrees.

Thankfully, overnight temperatures in Maroochydore are tipped to double to 12 degrees by tomorrow as a south-easterly wind replaces the cold and dry south-westerly.

Weatherzone meteorologist Ben McBurney said the combination of clear skies and light winds were causing heat to dissipate and the cool evenings to emerge.

"The clear skies and light winds have caused a cool front to come through late last week and that has left behind a cool air mass," Mr McBurney said.

Brett Wortman Contributed

"Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be a bit warmer, getting to (a low of) 12 degrees, but things will be colder again as a frontal system moves through early next week, bringing a burst of dry winds once more."

While Coast residents shivered through the cold weather, it was only fair to spare a thought for Queenslanders at Ipswich and Beaudesert.

Their temperature sunk to minus-two degrees.

Dalby residents also had a brisk wake-up call when the mercury hit its lowest, minus 2.2, at 6.49am yesterday morning, and Warwick had a low of 2.7 degrees.

The forecast

Today: minimum 8, maximum 22 degrees

Tomorrow: min 13, max 22

Saturday: min 11, max 23

Sunday: min 8, max 20

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