BOM says snow may fall on the Granite Belt today as temperatures at Redlands, Jimboomba and Beaudesert fall rapidly

TALK about chilly.

Redland temperatures at 11am were 14.2 degrees, with a wind chill factor dragging it down to 12.2 degrees.

Beaudesert was at 12.8 degrees and Jimboomba the same.

SNOWY: Good falls of snow occurred at Thredbo in 2019. Photo: Thredbo media.

SNOWY: Good falls of snow occurred at Thredbo in 2019. Photo: Thredbo media.

Jimboomba and Beaudesert are forecast to drop to 2 degrees overnight, making a top of 17 during the day.

Alexandra Hills in the Redlands will get down to 7 degrees overnight.

Overnight temperatures are forecast to be four to 10 degrees below average across much of the state from Thursday morning onwards, with many areas seeing morning frosts.

Coastal wind warnings are in place for all southeast Queensland coastal waters.

It is worse for people in the border region, with temperatures on the Granite Belt at 2.3 degrees at 11am, with the Weather Bureau forecasting a chance of snow today and tomorrow.

The bureau has warned graziers that the cold snap with strong winds and showers could cause the loss of sheep and lambs in exposed areas on the Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

A bureaus spokesperson also said that damaging winds might be generated on the eastern slopes of the Main Range to the southwest of places like Boonah and Beaudesert.

"Damaging winds, with peak gusts of 90 to 110km/h, may be occurring over a very localised area near the Main Range in southeast Queensland," the spokesperson said.

"These conditions are most likely on the eastern slopes of the range and the nearby valleys within a few kilometres east of the base of the range.

"The primary risk is late this morning and early afternoon, with the risk diminishing through the afternoon. The risk returns in the evening, easing overnight."

The cold front could see the biggest dump of snow in years, with 10 centimetres falling overnight at Perisher and temperatures down to -4 degrees.

Snow also is expected in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.

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