The Gold Coast is bracing for a winter blast this week with temperatures set to drop 4 to 5 degrees below the average.
A polar blast has started sweeping across southern states and should reach our neck of the woods from Wednesday with snow possible in some areas of Queensland.
The icy air is expected to bring showers and cold westerly winds from Wednesday morning, seeing the temperature plummet.
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The Bureau predicts we will wake up to temperatures of just 8 degrees at the Gold Coast Seaway on Thursday morning, well below the June average of 13.3 degrees.
Coolangatta can expect a 7 degree start to the day, lower than its June average of 11.4 degrees.
Thursday should still be sunny with tops of 18 degrees but the chilly winds will make it feel a whole lot colder than that.
The cool mornings will continue for the rest of the week with minimum temperatures of 8 or 9 degrees.
Parts of the Granite Belt are bracing for the possibility of snow from Wednesday afternoon.
The BOM had earlier warned of the possibility of sleet but has now changed its forecast.