Elliott Heads at sunrise on a cold winter's morning by Gerry Brookes.
Elliott Heads at sunrise on a cold winter's morning by Gerry Brookes.

Bundy can expect more cold days

DON'T break out your tight-fitting budgie smugglers just yet - Bundaberg's cold snap is set to continue.

If Bundaberg had its own Punxsutawney Phil he would predict that the city had at least three more days of winter-like weather to endure.

Punxsutawney Phil, made famous in the film Groundhog Day, is the groundhog that emerges from his home in the US town of Punxsutawney every year.

According to tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six more weeks of winter.

It seems Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Paech caught a glimpse of his shadow yesterday because he said Bundaberg could expect a minimum temperature of about six degrees tomorrow.

"At the moment the dew points are negative which means the atmosphere is very dry," he said.

"And as a result the dry air and the sunny skies allow the atmosphere to cool quite rapidly overnight."

Mr Paech said Tuesday night hit a low of four degrees while Wednesday night hit a bone-chilling three degrees but there was sunlight at the end of the tunnel as the temperature should reach a minimum of 10 on Sunday.

"The average August temperature is about 11 degrees so it has been well below average," he said.

CHILL OUT

The coldest temperature recorded in Bundaberg is -7.7 degrees in 1918

The coldest August temperature on record is 0.6 degrees in 1909.



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