BIG CHILL: Warwick residents shiver through chilly morning.
BIG CHILL: Warwick residents shiver through chilly morning. Elyse Wurm

Warwick shivers through freezing start as winter winds hit

WARWICK residents felt the chill when they woke up today as temperatures dropped into the negatives early this morning.

At 5am, the region was treated to a low of -0.7C that felt as low as -1.8C due to severe wind chill.

A couple of hours later at 7.30am the temperature was 5.7C, but westerly winds made the conditions feel more like 0C.

Temperatures today continued the cold weather seen over the weekend and are set to plunge even further tomorrow.

Yesterday temperatures also dipped to below zero, with a recorded low of -1.9C between 5am and 6am.

Weatherzone meteorologist Jacob Cronje said the cold mornings were due to clear skies and persistently westerly winds.

"The wind is coming in from the interior and whenever that is stronger it tends to be colder," Mr Cronje said.

"It is expected to reach -4C tomorrow, with frost likely to last until Wednesday morning.

"It will start to heat up from Thursday and during the day, from tomorrow onwards."

Temperatures are still not as cold as they were this time last year where they were averaging a low of -4.9C.

They also haven't beaten the lowest recorded temperature of this year, which was -4.9C on May 31.



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