Winter descends on the North Burnett
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.