While locals woke up shivering yesterday morning Weather Bureau spokesman Jess Carey said Wednesday morning was set to be Bundaberg's coldest day of the week.
While locals woke up shivering yesterday morning Weather Bureau spokesman Jess Carey said Wednesday morning was set to be Bundaberg's coldest day of the week. Contributed

A freeze is coming our way

DON'T put away those warm winter coats just yet because Snow Queen Elsa still has an icy spell to cast.

While locals woke up shivering yesterday morning Weather Bureau spokesman Jess Carey said Wednesday morning was set to be Bundaberg's coldest day of the week.

"However, we are not expecting to break any records," he said.

"On Wednesday it will drop to about 6 degrees."

Mr Carey said the coldest day on record was a miserable day on July 18, 1963 where the temperature dropped to 0.8 degrees.

"To put that in perspective, it got to about 5 degrees early Monday morning," he said.

"Because Bundaberg is near the coast it is relatively protected from the worst of the conditions.

"Places like Biloela and Gayndah will be getting cooler temps than Bundy."

Mr Carey said most areas south of Mackay had seen below average temperatures the last couple of days.

He said a cold air mass, which had formed over Antarctica, had been driven up by a low off the coast of New South Wales and Victoria.

"It's spinning clockwise bringing up cold air from the southern ocean," he said.

"What's also to blame is that there is a significant high over New Zealand and one over the Great Australian Bight.

"They squeeze this low together, which is what generated some windy conditions on Sunday."

TODAY: Min 6° Max 20°

TOMORROW: Min 6° Max 19°

The coldest July day on record: 0.8° (July 18, 1963)



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