Snow hits southeast Queensland

PARTS of southeast Queensland look more like snowfields this morning as the winter chill continues across the east of Australia.

According to Weatherzone, temperatures dipped well below freezing in Stanthorpe, near the Qld/NSW border, this morning and are only expected to get up to 6 degrees during the day.

A record 8cm of snow has reportedly fallen in the area, locals are building snowmen in the main street.


It’s all due to that ‘Antartic Vortex’ that is engulfing eastern Australia at the moment, bring cold temperatures, chilly winds and plenty of snow to some parts of the country.

It’s not that cold here on the Gold Coast, with temperatures sitting around 7 degrees at the Seaway and Coolangatta, although the fresh breeze is making things feel a little cooler.

Should turn into a sunny day today with tops around 17 degrees with winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the morning then turning southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the late afternoon.

Social media has blown up with photos of the rare event in Stanthorpe. Check them out below.

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Photo: Nine News Brisbane Twitter

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