Temps plummet to near -1C in Gold Coast hinterland

IT was an icy start to the day on the Gold Coast, with temperatures plummeting to their lowest since last winter.

The mercury plunged to below zero degrees Celsius in the hinterland, dropping to -0.7C in Canungra.

Closer to the Coast, however, temperatures at the Gold Coast Seaway (The Spit) dropped to 5.8C at 6.44 am.


That’s more than 6C colder than it was yesterday morning and the coolest it’s been on the Coast since last winter.

The lowest temperature ever recorded at the Seaway in July was 2.5C in 2007.

It was five degrees warmer in Coolangatta, however, with the southern suburb reaching a mild low of 10.8C.

The Bureau of Meteorology yesterday forecast the chance of a light frost in parts of the city this morning, including in Nerang where the mercury was expected to plummet to just 2C.

Although the sun will be out, temperatures will struggle to climb above 20C, with highs of just 18 and 19 forecast.

It’ll be a similar story on Monday as well, with below average minimum temperatures again forecast.

In fact, the crisp clear mornings and picture-perfect days are set to stick around for the entire working week.

For the latest weather forecast warnings for Queensland, click here.