Sun peers through sea fog at Agnes
THE sun came up out of the ocean on The Discovery Coast yesterday morning like something out of a sci-fi movie, shrouded in a sea fog.
But it was nothing sinister, more the heralding of another beautiful warm sunny day, with more to come following some much-needed rain.
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Mike Marrinan said it was more common further north, around Mackay, but we do get sea fogs in the Gladstone region if the conditions are right.
“It (the fog) usually happens more to the north of Rockhampton, out around the islands off Mackay,” Mr Marrinan said.
“When you get warm moist air over the cooler ocean the fog rolls in.”
And with similar conditions expected for the next few days BOM is predicting more of the same with early morning fog burning off to beautiful above average temperatures with the chance of afternoon showers.
“We should get light winds, north to north-easterlies, high humidity and above averages (temperatures), day and night,” Mr Marrinan said.
“There will be change in the latter part of the weekend, with south to south-westerlies after a change on Sunday.”
There was also the chance of more coastal showers, he said, after some handy totals in the region.
Baffle Creek received 46mm and Agnes Water 30mm.
These were normally the lower rainfall months and we were still below the average for Capricornia, but it only took a couple of good falls to get up to or above the averages.