More showers for Gladstone
THE weather for the long weekend was generally fine and not too cool for the crowds at HookUp and Jimmy Barnes.
Night temperatures were slightly above average with daytime temperatures slightly below the annual average with temperatures dropping towards the end of the weekend. Friday reached a maximum of 18 degrees which was 5.4 degrees below average.
The weekend started off cool and reached a minimum of 12 degrees on Sunday and Monday mornings, 1.3 degrees below the average. Monday saw a few showers with moderate SE winds and fresh at times.
A strong high over Victoria extended a ridge into Central Queensland with south-easterly winds ranging from 25 to 30 knots. There were three-metre seas between Yeppoon and Cape Moreton yesterday with coastal strong wind warnings issued.
The wind warnings will continue into Tuesday, easing on Wednesday or Thursday. There was 2.6mm of rain recorded at the Gladstone radar on Monday morning with 2mm recorded at the airport. Today will see a few more showers with temperatures of 15 to 21 degrees and rain clearing by evening.
Wednesday will be a fine day reaching 23 degrees followed on by a partly cloudy Thursday.
Friday will be overcast leading into rain for the weekend with temperatures ranging between 15 and 23 degrees.