It’s time to rug up for an early winter according to weather bureau meteorologist Gordon Banks.
It’s time to rug up for an early winter according to weather bureau meteorologist Gordon Banks.

Cool change is on the radar

IF you haven’t already, it is certainly time to drag out your ugg boots and winter woollies as winter has come just a tad early this year.

Meteorologist Gordon Banks said Emerald residents could expect temperatures as low as five degrees over the next few days.

“I don’t think you will see any frost in Emerald, but you won’t have to go too far south to have that happening,” Mr Banks said.

Emerald usually starts to feel brisk mornings in May, but there is no doubt the cool change has come earlier this year.

“Certainly for May it is lining up to be below average,” Mr Banks said.

A dry, south westerly airstream will bring mild to moderate winds and Mr Banks said there was no rain on the forecast for the coming days.

“We can safely look forward to fine weather until at least next Monday,” he said. “It’s far too dry.”

Mr Banks said the dry weather was a major factor in the cool change hitting the region.

“Being so dry there are no clouds, so there is nothing to keep the warmth in the air,” he said.

The clear skies and fine forecast means it will be an excellent time for all those hay cutters to get their work done before the next bout of wet weather.


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