Gold Coasters shiver through second icy night

EASTER MONDAY WEATHER: 28°C Sunny | Photo: Bostocks Photography

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GOLD Coasters have shivered through their second consecutive night of single-digit temperatures.

Coolangatta dropped to an almost freezing 2C around 6am on Friday, with a frosty wind chill factor of just 1C.


It was a fraction warmer further north at the Seaway, with temperatures only getting down to 7C.

The crisp, chilly mornings have resulted in faultless sunny days, with top temperatures around 21C.

Despite waking to the coldest morning recorded since August 2013, it has been our warmest winter so far since 2008.

It’s the second day in a row that residents have woken to almost freezing temperatures across the city.

On Thursday, the majority of the coast woke to single-digit temperatures, while the mercury fell below zero across inland suburbs.

We’re in for a warmer night tonight, with lows between 9-14C forecast.

Overnight minimums are expected to remain between 3-14C during the following week, with daytime maximums between 19-22C.

Apart from the chance of a possible afternoon shower or two on Saturday, similar cool, calm and clear conditions are expected to stick around during the first week of the winter school holidays.