Win­ter de­scends on the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Adam McCleery

THE North Bur­nett has wo­ken to cold, frosty morn­ings this week, and they’re not go­ing any­where for a while.

A cold front mov­ing through the North Bur­nett is the cause of the rapid drop in tem­per­a­ture and cold winds we have felt this week.

And this is only the be­gin­ning, ac­cord­ing to Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy Fore­caster Dean Nar­ramore.

“What’s caused this cold snap is a cold front that’s moved through from Sun­day night to Mon­day morn­ing and then it has moved off shore,” Mr Nar­ramore said.

“Be­hind that were some cold and dry south west­erly winds which brought the cold weather in for much of the re­gion,” he said.

Mr Nar­ramore said the re­gion could ex­pect a con­tin­u­a­tion of the cold frosty morn­ings, but said they were pretty stan­dard weather for this time of year.

“It’s pretty typ­i­cal for this time of year to get sunny days and cold frosty morn­ings,” he said.

“This will con­tinue into early next week, when we might start to see some show­ers about.”

The rain is ex­pected by Tues­day next week and will bring a slight re­prieve from the cur­rent tem­per­a­tures but will also bring in an­other cold snap af­ter­wards.

“Ahead of that is a lit­tle warmer but be­hind it is the cold, dry air which is why we get colder nights.”

How­ever Mr Nar­ramore con­firmed the clear­ing of rain clouds next week would bring with it more cold weather.

“When the clouds are gone it al­lows for the heat to es­cape dur­ing the night which is what gives us those cold frosty morn­ings,” Mr Nar­ramore said.

The week­end is fore­cast to be the cold­est over the com­ing week, with fore­casts of 18 to 21 de­grees on Satur­day with wind speed ex­pected to play a part.

Cur­rently wind speed is fore­cast to be be­tween 5 and 10 kilo­me­tres per hour on Satur­day.

It was also pre­dicted the cold morn­ings and high wind speeds would stick around well into next week.

“Cold frosty morn­ings will con­tinue through the week with Thurs­day and Fri­day be­ing the warmest be­fore an­other burst of south west­erly winds from Fri­day af­ter­noon to Satur­day will lower the tem­per­a­ture again,” Mr Nar­ramore said.

Tem­per­a­tures for Thurs­day and Fri­day are set to be 24 to 27 de­grees be­fore the cold nights and morn­ings make a chilly re­turn.

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