Mercury drops to 2012 low

Kirstie Oldham strolls along the beach at Bargara yesterday despite some chilly temperatures.
Kirstie Oldham strolls along the beach at Bargara yesterday despite some chilly temperatures. Max Fleet

BUNDABERG residents could have been forgiven for thinking their thermometer had broken yesterday morning when the mercury dropped to 8.6 degrees, the lowest temperature the town has seen all year.

And the weather man says the cool temperatures are likely to be here for the rest of the week thanks to a high pressure system hanging around south east Queensland.

"It's been fairly cold around the region (yesterday)," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Vinord Anand said.

"Bundaberg was about five degrees below average."

The coldest temperature of the year, 8.6 degrees, was recorded about 5.30am and was almost six degrees below the minimum May average.

The lowest May temperature recorded last year was 6.8 degrees on May 12.

"There is a high over south east Queensland and regional New South Wales so the current weather conditions are fairly stable,' Mr Anand said.

The forecaster said the chill, which is expected to last until the weekend, came down to a lack of cloud, wind coming from the south-south west, and dry winds.

"Obviously this is just the beginning," Mr Anand said.

"It will be cold still for the next few days."

Mr Anand said the high was expected to move into the Tasman sea later in the week which would ease the chilly temperatures.

"The winds will start coming more from the east-south east and start putting more moisture in the air which tends to temper the minimum temperature and bring some cloud cover," he said.

Mr Anand said the minimum temperatures were likely to start rising on Thursday or Friday.

"We should be close to average again by Friday," he said.

"It's not just Bundaberg though - everyone's getting it at the moment."

 

CHILLY HISTORY

  • The lowest recorded May temperature in Bundaberg was 3.3 degrees on May 17, 1960
  • The lowest recorded June temperature in Bundaberg was 1.3 degrees on June 25, 1960
  • The lowest ever recorded temperature in Bundaberg was 0.8 degrees on July 18, 1963

Topics:  autumn, bureau of meteorology, temperature, weather, winter



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