Gympie businesswoman Melissa Morley had just the right gear to rug up against the cooler weather on Sunday morning when the mercury plunged to almost six degrees.
Gympie businesswoman Melissa Morley had just the right gear to rug up against the cooler weather on Sunday morning when the mercury plunged to almost six degrees. Tanya Easterby

Frosty conditions see winter woolies make early appearance

IF YOU had to dig out the ugg boots and dressing gown for the first time on Sunday you would not have been alone - Gympie's early morning temperature dropped to 6.2 degrees; nine degrees below average.

While it was a warmer 10 degrees yesterday morning, it was still five degrees below the April average of 15.1.

The region's days have been textbook examples of perfect autumn weather, but Sunday morning was our coldest morning of 2013 to date.

Our coldest recorded April morning was 3.6 degrees in 2008.

While Hervey Bay was not as cold as Gympie, at seven degrees, it was still that centre's coldest April morning in more than 14 years.

Forecaster Brett Harrison said yesterday that despite the cold snap it should warm up by the end of the week.

"This morning it's been a touch warmer," he said yesterday.

"We do expect the minimums to be even warmer again (on Tuesday) so returning to average for this time of the year."

Gympie Times


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