Toowoombaites are advised to keep rugged up for the next few days at least.
Toowoombaites are advised to keep rugged up for the next few days at least. Bev Lacey

Keep those doonas handy, the cold is here to stay

DON'T dare put those doonas away just yet as Toowoomba's minimum temperatures are going to continue to be in the single digits.

Fortunately, the westerlies have dropped a bit so it's not quite as blustery as it was yesterday but the winds remain gusty.

"There is still that wind chill," Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) meteorologist Peter Markworth told The Chronicle.

"The current temperature is 10.6 (at 10.30am) but the apparent temperature is just one degree."

Mr Markworth said it was expected to remain cool to kick off the new week tomorrow.

"Monday will be pretty cool and it's expected minimum temperatures will remain in single digits," he said.

"But it should start to warm up a bit toward the end of the week and by midweek it should be returning to average temperatures."

Toowoomba could have some morning frosts throughout the week as well, he said.

Today's maximum of 15 should be repeated tomorrow which will have an expected minimum of three degrees while Tuesday is expected to have a temperature range of three to 16 degrees.

No rain has been forecast for Toowoomba in the coming days.

The good news is The Chronicle has compiled five sure fire ways to warm yourself over this chilly weekend.

1. Stay in bed and order in if you have to.

2. Support the Broncos. The way things are going at Red Hill this year you're sure to get hot under the collar.

3. Watch the House of Representatives question time - five minutes in and your blood will be boiling.

4. Cook a roast in the oven but leave the oven door open.

5. Vodka! Hey, 140 million Russians can't be wrong and Russians are winter professionals.

(This is not a scientific poll by any means.)



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