Gold Coast set for icy blast as cold front hits

The Gold Coast is about to get a serious blast of winter that will have us all digging out the scarves and trackie dacks.

A massive cold front that is sweeping across the southern states will reach us overnight and will leave us shivering on Tuesday.

The low pressure system in New South Wales is starting to push cold and dry air north from the southern areas.


Temperatures will get down to 7 at Surfers Paradise and 5 in Nerang and Robin on Monday night.

The Bureau is forecasting a “brisk” day on the Gold Coast with sunny tops of 18.

But some icy winds around 30km/h will make it feel up to 10 degrees colder than that.

The rest of southern Queensland will also feel the cold blast with temperatures dipping as low as -2C on the Granite Belt.

There’s predictions snow could fall in Stanthorpe, although it’s unlikely to accumulate on the ground.

Cool southwesterly winds are expected to continue on the Gold Coast on Wednesday and Thursday.