POLL: How are you mostly dealing with the cold snap?

RUGGED up, heaters on, electric blankets and hot water bottle.

It's not a typical winters day in Rockhampton, but it would describe how most have handled this week's cold snap.

The Bureau of Meteorology recorded an overnight low of 3.9 degrees in Rockhampton this morning.

The Bulletin asked readers on Facebook how they were coping and what was it costing them. Read their comments here: 



Take our poll:

How are you mostly dealing with the cold snap in Rockhampton?

This poll ended on 18 July 2014.

What cold snap? - 17%

I use a hot water bottle to keep me warm - 1%

Layers of clothes - 50%

Electric blanket - 4%

Gas heater - 0%

Reverse cycle air-conditioning - 18%

Wood fire - 5%

Thermal underwear - 2%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


8.50am: It was so cold this morning, even the bees struggled to buzz.

But it wasn't the coldest July temperature recorded in Rockhampton's history.

It got down to 3.9 degrees celcius in the Central Queensland city this morning at 6.16am, according to the Bureau of Meteorology website.

The BOM's historical data shows the lowest July temperature recorded was -0.9 on July 3, 1963.

Meanwhile, it dropped to an amazingly cold minus 7 degrees in Stanthorpe about 7.15am. Read more about temperatures in the Toowoomba/Darling Downs region overnight here.

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