CHILLY DAYS: Joseph McLaren 4, Owen Vine 4, Lily Chilcott 3, Samuel Stone 4 and Camryn MacDonald 4 are all rugged up and ready for winter.
CHILLY DAYS: Joseph McLaren 4, Owen Vine 4, Lily Chilcott 3, Samuel Stone 4 and Camryn MacDonald 4 are all rugged up and ready for winter. Paul Braven

Chilly days show winter’s well and truly on the way

FINALLY, Gladstone residents are switching off their air-cons at night and digging at the bottom of their wardrobes for their woolly jumpers.

Yesterday morning gave the first indication winter was on the way, with a chilly early morning temperature of 10.8 degrees recorded at Gladstone Airport.

Ben Blunt from the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the cold snap was signalling the change of season.

"Temperatures were a fair bit below the average for Gladstone," he said.

"But they are expected to rise again today and will continue to do so through to Saturday."

Don't pack away the summer gear just yet, however.

Although days may be starting out a little colder, the sun is expected to continue to shine in all its glory for the coming weeks, keeping midday temperatures at an average of 26 degrees.

Children at Stepping Stones Childcare are welcoming the early signs of winter with a cuddle or two.

"I like winter because you can stay inside and watch movies," said four-year-old Camryn MacDonald.



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