UPDATE @ 18 June, 7.45 AM | Brrrr! Gold Coasters found themselves reaching for an extra blanket this morning, with locals waking to freezing cold temperatures across the city.
Coolangatta residents may not have been able to feel their fingers, with the mercury dropping to an icy 1.6 degrees at 6.00am.
In Canungra it was even colder, with temps plummeting to just 0.6 degrees!
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At the Gold Coast Seaway, it was a much warmer 10.3 degrees around the same time.
Just northwest of the coast, Beaudesert locals shivered through -1.3 degrees at 6.30am.
At the time of writing (7.45am), the Gold Coast was still in single digits at 9 degrees.
The temps are expected to rise this morning, with an expected top of 19 degrees predicted for today.
It’s a cold start to a Monday morning across the state, so please guys……. No crime before coffee. Well, no crime at all, but you get the idea! ??♂️?☕️
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 17, 2018
Additional reporting by Shanee Dobeson.
EARLIER @ 17 June, 5.30 PM | LOCALS and tourists on the Gold Coast are set to shiver through the city’s coldest June morning in over a decade on Monday.
It’ll be a brisk start to the working week, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting the mercury to get as low as 4C along the beach in Surfers Paradise.
The last time it got that cold on the beach in June was in 2004 – 14 years ago – when the mercury plummeted to 3.8 degrees.
It’ll be even colder inland though, with residents in suburbs west of the M1 forecast to wake to near freezing temperatures.
Temps are tipped to drop to just 1C in Nerang, possibly even lower, with the Bureau predicting “areas of morning frost inland”.
Coomera is heading for a low of 3C and Robina 4C, with daytime temperatures expected to reach 18-19C across the city.
With ocean temperatures at around 24C off the Gold Coast, it’ll be warmer in the water.
It comes after the Southport Seaway recorded its lowest temperature so far this year with 7.9C on Saturday morning. Coolangatta recorded 5.3C.
Temperatures will slightly increase during the week, with 9C mornings and 23C days forecast for Surfers Paradise next weekend.