STUNNING: Mark Murphy took this photo of the first winter sunrise for 2015, taken from Elliott Heads.
STUNNING: Mark Murphy took this photo of the first winter sunrise for 2015, taken from Elliott Heads. Contributed

Temperatures dropping fast as winter arrives in Bundaberg

IF THE weekend's clear skies and above average temperatures had you wondering when winter would arrive, wonder no more because it's time to pull out the winter woollies.

Just the second day of winter for 2015 and the mercury is set to drop by seven degrees compared to Sunday.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Peter Otto said the above average temperature of 28 degrees on Sunday was going to feel dramatically different to today's high, with overnight lows set to drop below 10.

"Tomorrow (today) Bundaberg can expect a high of 21 and just 10 overnight," he said.

"The overnight temperatures are set to drop to high single figures, with nine degrees forecast for overnight Wednesday.

"There's been quite mild temperatures last week, so it will be quite a change."

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Mr Otto said the weekend saw temperatures of at least 3-4 degrees above average, but the chance of anymore warm weather was decreasing.

"There's a chance of some more mild weather but it's less likely," he said.

"There maybe a day or two but with winter, temperatures are on the decline."

Mr Otto said the cool change would be the result of cold air pushing up from the south.

"A high pressure system is pushing air from the south of the continent, around Tasmanian," he said.

"It's bringing snow to the alps in New South Wales and Victoria."

Despite the cooler weather Mr Otto said there was unlikely to be any rain.

"There's really nothing significant," he said.

"There's the chance of few showers towards the end of the week and into the long weekend, but it's looking mostly fine."



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