The first frost of the season settles on Gympie’s Albert Park. Gympie recorded a minimum of 0.9 degrees.
The first frost of the season settles on Gympie’s Albert Park. Gympie recorded a minimum of 0.9 degrees. Renee Pilcher

More frosty weather on way

GYMPIE Region residents who had trouble getting out of bed yesterday will find things only a couple of degrees warmer today, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

A minimum temperature of 0.9 degrees at 6.32am was even colder at ground level, particularly in lower lying areas, where frost covered sports fields, paddocks and parkland around the region.

As usual, coastal conditions were milder, with Double Island Point registering a relatively balmy 10.7 degrees at 5.57am.

Inland, minimums were lower, starting with 7.5 degrees at 6.34am at Toolara and getting worse to the west - right out to Kingaroy, which recorded a minimum of minus 3.1 degrees.

But we could all be grateful, when compared to the long suffering residents of places like Canberra, where yesterday's minimum hit minus 5.8 degrees.

Even worse, we might spare a thought for residents of New Zealand's South Island Lord of the Rings setting, Twizel.

The residents of Twizel endured a Tuesday minimum of minus 11 degrees was the 34th morning of sub-zero temperatures in the past 35 days.

Gympie's forecast for this morning was for a three-degree minimum, a couple of critical degrees warmer than yesterday, but cold enough still for early morning frost.

Gympie Times


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