Bryze and Cruz O’Donnell are all set for the cold snap set to hit Emerald.
Bryze and Cruz O’Donnell are all set for the cold snap set to hit Emerald. Lindsey Jackson

Cold snap predicted for region

IF you haven’t done so already, it might be a good idea to pull out the flannelette sheets and pyjamas over the next few nights as Emerald can expect to see temperatures several degrees below average.

Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster Michael Marrinan said the average temperature for this time of year was 8.9 degrees celcius during the night, but that was set to change over the coming nights.

“I would think five or six degrees is possible over the next few days,” Mr Marrinan said.

While some might be dreading the upcoming cold snap, fortunately fine and sunny days will thaw out the brisk mornings and provide perfect weather for the last weekend of the school holidays.

Those living further inland will be grateful for the warmer days, with frost set to grace their lawns.

“We should see virtually clear skies and nice warm days,” Mr Marrinan said.

Locals will be able to take advantage of the perfect conditions, by heading out on the water or taking some time out for a picnic or barbecue.

For those planning to get out in the boat, there will be south-west to southerlies on the water at 10 to 15 knots, however reaching 15 to 20 knots at times in offshore waters during the mornings.

Mr Marrinan said there were no warnings current for Emerald or surrounding areas.

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