RUGGED UP: Apparent temperatures sat at about 4 degrees for most of the day in Toowoomba today.
RUGGED UP: Apparent temperatures sat at about 4 degrees for most of the day in Toowoomba today.

Icy blast and 70km winds hit city

TOOWOOMBA residents felt the chill today with strong winds making the apparent temperature sit well into the single digits.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Toowoomba's maximum temperature for today is 14 degrees, but the apparent temperature is sitting at about four degrees.

BOM meteorologist Shane Kennedy said the wind chill factor had made it feel extra cold.

"(Winds speeds) were between 30-40km/h but the highest wind gust was 59km/h about 10am," he said.

Mr Kennedy said wind gusts could reach 70km/h this afternoon.

Mr Kennedy said the wind was being pushed between two pressure systems.

"A deepening low pressure system off the NSW coast and a high pressure system over the southwest of the state," he said.

"The winds are squeezing through those two systems."

 

 

The wild weather will begin to ease tomorrow, with a maximum temperature of 15 degrees forecast for Toowoomba.

"It should still be pretty chilly tomorrow but not nearly as windy," Mr Kennedy said.

"In the 20-30km/h for winds tomorrow. It will still be a little bit breezy.

"Forecasting 15 degrees for tomorrow, but it should clear up and warm through the week."



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