DON'T pack away the jumpers just yet, another cold front is expected to blanket the Sunshine Coast from tomorrow.

Melbourne visitors could be forgiven for thinking they had packed the chilly weather with them when they touched down in the Sunshine State this week.

Dubbed the Antarctic vortex, much of the east coast shivered through a cold week - and things are set to "freshen up" even more for Sunshine Coast residents.

Monday and Tuesday brought us a pair of freezing days, almost 8 degrees below the average for this time of year.

 

 

The mercury plummeted to 2.1 degrees on Monday morning at the Sunshine Coast Airport on their weather gauge and at 6am Tuesday morning the temperature sat at 3.5 degrees. The cold is set to hover around like a bad flu until the weekend.

Wednesday morning it was just 3.5 degrees in Maroochydore at 6.30am.

Weatherzone meteorologist Anthony Duke said a second cold front would move in from Thursday night.

He said a combination of cold air, clear skies and light winds accounted for our coldest temperatures in 12 months.

"A cold front is moving through from late Thursday into early Friday so we will have that colder air and clear skies again with a 5-degree minimum," Mr Duke said.

"We will see north-westerly winds on Thursday that will bring an overnight temperature of around 7 degrees, which is still below the average.

"But the weekend is looking good with below average temperatures but beautiful clear skies and sunshine both Saturday and Sunday with a maximum of 20 degrees."

 

FUN IN THE SUN: Tully, 4, and Meghan Hopgood, of Eudlo, soak up the sun in Cotton Tree as the cold winds continue.
FUN IN THE SUN: Tully, 4, and Meghan Hopgood, of Eudlo, soak up the sun in Cotton Tree as the cold winds continue. Che Chapman

THE FORECAST

Wednesday: 4-19 degrees

Thursday: 7-18 degrees

Friday: 7-18 degrees

Saturday: 7-19 degrees

Sunday: 8-19 degrees


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