The low pressure system will keep temperatures cool and the sun shining.
The low pressure system will keep temperatures cool and the sun shining. Karen Simpson

WEATHER WATCH: Cold night and morning ahead

IF YOU found it hard to get out from under the doona this morning you probably weren't alone.

South east Queensland got off to a chilly start as a low pressures system and front sent dry, chilly winds across the border from the south west of the country.

The combination of cool, dry winds out of the south west and clear skies has brought noticeable chilly nights and mornings.

The good news is the cold blast will mellow out soon.

Weatherzone senior meteorologist Brett Dutschke said Wednesday night and Thursday would bring the peak of the cold snap on the Sunshine Coast.

"It will probably get down to 7C ... and from then it's going to gradually warm up, just a degree or two each day so it's not going to be very noticeable," he said.

"But once we get to the weekend temperatures will have bounced up again above average."

Mr Dutschke said the Sunshine Coast average for this time of year was a minimum of 11C and a maximum of 21C.

While there's certainly a chill in the air, the sun should keep shining, warming up those lucky enough to find themselves outside.

Mr Dutschke said the low pressure system driving the cold weather was sitting off the southern NSW coast, which meant little moisture was reaching Queensland.

"When lows such as this occur at this time of year you tend to get the coldest nights and mornings but the sunniest days," he said.


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