Nippy weather has frosty reception

THE cold snap that rippled through most of Central Queensland yesterday is over and the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting warmer temperatures for the rest of the week.  

It was a nippy morning in Rockhampton with temperatures reaching 7.3 degrees Celsius.   

But Clermont was the coldest, dropping to just 3.3.  

BOM observer Damian Ousley said the lower temperatures were caused by a high pressure system  moving through the area.  

"We've been having clear, dry skies," he said.  

"There's no moisture to retain any heat overnight."  

Mr Ousley said the system was also behind the haze that covered Rockhampton and its outskirts on Sunday.  

He said smoke from grass fires outside town had been caught up and drifted over the city.  

Mr Ousley said overnight temperatures should improve and forecast temperatures in the mid-twenties for the rest of the week.  

TEMPERATURES

Yesterday's minimum recorded in degrees

Rockhampton: 7.3

Yeppoon: 8.5

Baralaba: 7

Biloela: 6.2

Moranbah: 7

Dysart: 8.4

Emerald: 5.4

Clermont: 3.3  



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