'Early burst of winter' about to hit Gympie
A COLD shock is on the cards for the region, with a warm start giving way to chilly days and wintry nights this week.
Although temperatures will remain in the high 20s to start the week, from Thursday they will drop off a cliff - including a minimum of 7 degrees on Friday morning.
Calling it "an early burst of winter”, Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph said people should get used to wrapping themselves up for warmth for a bit.
"That's the last of the really warm temperatures we're going to see for a little while,” he said.
The incoming cold will be caused by a trough moving into the area from western Queensland, and it will have a chilly impact all over the region.
"The inland parts could see some pretty cold mornings with single digit temperatures, and daytime temperatures in the mid-20s,” he said.
Along with the cold, there is also the chance the system could bring a late thunderstorm into the region with it.
Once the cold is here, Mr Joseph said it could be a little while before the warmth starts to return.
"I think they're going to be around at least through the weekend.”
On the coast, Mr Joseph said to expect south-east winds of about 10-15 knots before they began to change as the trough moved in.
"Our forecast only goes to Wednesday at the moment for the coastal waters but you can expect south-east winds by the weekend.”