Gympie's about to get a break from the Arctic chill - but first the region is going to have to get a bit wet.
Gympie's about to get a break from the Arctic chill - but first the region is going to have to get a bit wet. Chris Mccormack

End in sight for Gympie's cold snap

GYMPIE residents are finally going to get a reprieve from the cold - but they will have to put up with a little bit of the wet first.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Gray said the region is going to receive "constant rainfall” tomorrow, with 6-10mm expected to drop from the skies.

And it would be "reasonably widespread” across the region, he said.

The forecast itself puts the likelihood at 95 per cent.

As a result of the rain residents can look forward to a slightly colder daytime temperature of 18C.

After a rainy Saturday, Gym[pie residents can look forward to the sun making a reappearance.
After a rainy Saturday, Gym[pie residents can look forward to the sun making a reappearance. Bev Lacey

From Sunday on, however, the remaining moisture and easterly winds are going to chase the chill away.

Until Wednesday minimum temperatures are expected to hover about 10-12C, more than 2C above the June monthly average.

The daytime temperature news is even better with the maximum temperature to sit about 23-25C.

The easterly is also expected to bring showers to the coast, Mr Gray said, but Gympie city is "a little too far inland” to expect them.

It is a stark contrast to the past week, where the average minimum temperatures from Tuesday through Thursday sat slightly above 5C and the warmest it managed to reach was 20.8C on Wednesday.

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