Colder weather is on the way to CQ
WINTER has finally settled on Central Queensland with even colder weather heading our way this week.
Gladstone experienced a cool but fine Saturday with a cold start to the day with a minimum of 10.6 and a high of 24.
Sunday had cloudy periods with some drizzle at times and mostly moderate south- easterly winds.
The maximum temperature yesterday was 23 and a minimum of 5 with Gladstone Airport recording 0.6mm of rain.
Sunrise yesterday was 6.37am and sunset at 5.26pm.
Bureau of meteorology spokesperson Brendan Bradford said Gladstone had been experiencing a lower than average rainfall for winter.
“However, if the trend continues as it is now, we will get close to the average,” Brendan said.
So far this month Gladstone radar has received 12.4mm and Gladstone Airport 14mm including 0.6mm yesterday.
The July average is 34.4mm.
Temperatures, however, have been one degree above the average July temperatures for both minimums and maximums.
The average minimum for July is 14.5, which is one degree above the usual minimum.
“We have had a lot of cloud cover this month but not a lot of rain,” he said.
“There are more stable winter weather patterns with colder mornings and clearer skies coming up.
“There will be a south-east type wind regime later in week.”
The outlook for today is for a shower or two, with temperatures between 14 and 23 degrees.
Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with 14-24 degree temperatures and, on Wednesday, showers will increase with a minimum of 11 degrees and a high of 22.
Thursday should bring late showers and temperatures between 11 and 22.
Friday should also bring the chance of showers with temperatures between 13 and 23 degrees while Saturday is expected to be mostly cloudy and 14-24.