South Burnett braces for a cold weekend
BREAK out your winter woollies because this weekend temperatures are set to dip below zero.
The Bureau of Meteorology's Jess Gardner said Kingaroy can expect temperatures to drop to minus 2C both Saturday and Sunday morning.
"We have a very dry air mass, allowing those temperatures overnight to get a lot colder than they would normally be,” she said.
There will be the possibility of an early frost both mornings.
The weekend should see some sunshine with temperatures reaching 18 and 19 degrees due to the dry air mass.
There will also be a slight chance of a shower, and light winds may pick up on Sunday.
The temperature will warm up gradually after the weekend with minimum temperatures of 0 degrees expected for Monday and Tuesday mornings.
RACQ urges motorists to be aware of the risks the cold snap will bring.
Brisbane is forecast a low of six degrees resulting in the coldest day of the year for the city, and Stanthorpe is expected to fall to minus 6C.
RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said car batteries were prone to failure during the winter months.
"With the cold weather putting more load on engines and electrical systems, it's easy to see how a marginal battery can be tipped over the edge,” she said.
Batteries do not always give warning signs before they start causing problems or fail, Ms Hunter said.
"If possible, park your car in a garage or under cover overnight to reduce exposure to the low temperatures,” she said.