Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Region Shivers as Cold Snap Sweeps Nation

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Region Shivers as Cold Snap Sweeps Nation

Article excerpt

AFTER spending the last few days watching southerners freeze, it's CQ's turn to shiver.

Grab your winter woollies, electric blankets and stock up on firewood because the temperature will drop to almost freezing point around CQ on Monday and Tuesday morning while a cold snap passes through.

While the mercury was expected to plunge to 6ðC in Rockhampton, 9ðC in Yeppoon and 8ðC in Gladstone, it was towns in Western CQ who will bear the brunt of the cold snap.

Clermont was predicted to be the coldest with a minimum of 1ðC, Springsure and Rolleston with 2ðC, Biloela with 3ðC and Blackwater getting down to 4ðC.

This cold weather was due to a complex low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea in combination with a high south of Western Australia directing a cooler, dry air mass across the state, leading to fine and mostly sunny conditions across Capricornia on Monday. …

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