GC WEATHER: Gold Coasters to shiver through cold snap

We’ve been treated to a weekend of sunshine and blue skies, but an antarctic air mass will see temps across the city drop dramatically over the next few days.

While Queensland is expected to escape the brunt of the strong cold front impacting south-eastern Australia this week, it will still be quite chilly.

Thursday looks like it will be the coldest day for the sunshine state, with temps tipped to drop to just 1C in Stanthorpe and Applethorpe.


On the Gold Coast, it will drop to 8C in Coomera, while in Nerang it could get to a chilly 7C.

The rest of the city will also be reaching for an extra blanket, with temps across most of the region expected to reach a low of 8C on Thursday morning with a daytime high of just 18C.

According to weather experts, the cold snap is being caused by Antarctic air mass colliding with two moisture sources.

A gale-force wind warning has also been issued for the Gold Coast for today and tomorrow.