Hervey Bay hits its coldest temperature in three years

Warming up with some tai chi are members of Total Balance going through their moves on the Scarness foreshore.
Warming up with some tai chi are members of Total Balance going through their moves on the Scarness foreshore. Alistair Brightman

IT may have been a slow start to the season but winter is finally here, with Hervey Bay hitting its lowest July temperature in three years.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Brett Harrison said Monday morning saw the coldest minimum temperature in Hervey Bay since July 2011, at 3.2C.

"We've started winter late this year. It wasn't until the last two weeks of June that we saw some cold temperatures move in but generally July and August are our coldest months," he said.

While Hervey Bay residents experienced their coldest start, the temperature in Maryborough on Monday morning was a slightly warmer 3.4C, with the town already experiencing its coldest temperature of 1.3C on June 26.

Despite the late start, Mr Harrison said this year was set to be colder than the previous year.

"Both Hervey Bay and Maryborough only saw temperatures drop to a single figure twice last July," he said.

"This year we've already seen it drop to a single-figure temperature five times and we're only seven days into the month."

Mr Harrison said people can expect the cool temperature to remain steady for at least the next week.

"It will typically tend to warm up around late August," he said.

Topics:  burea of meteorology hervey bay maryborough weather

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