Aaron Ross sips a hot drink to keep warm on the beach at Torquay but warmer weather is on the way this weekend.
Aaron Ross sips a hot drink to keep warm on the beach at Torquay but warmer weather is on the way this weekend. Alistair Brightman

Coast shivers on coldest day

MARYBOROUGH and Hervey Bay residents shivered through their coldest November day in an estimated 50 years on Thursday but warmer weather is predicted for the weekend.

Weatherzone meteorologist Doug Fenton said Maryborough’s maximum reached just 20 degrees on Thursday, which was nine below average, and the coldest day in 51 years.

He said Hervey Bay hit a high of just 21 degrees, seven below average, on the same day – its lowest documented maximum since record-keeping began just 11 years ago but parallels could be drawn with Maryborough.

Mr Fenton said a cool southerly change brought cloud and showers which kept the temperatures down.

He said cool south-westerlies and low cloud brought another cool day yesterday but temperatures were expected to warm from Saturday with heat building in the interior.

Yesterday, Bureau of Meteorology figures showed a high of 23 at 4pm for Hervey Bay and a maximum of 22 at noon in Maryborough.

The bureau has predicted a possible afternoon shower or two and moderate south-east winds today for Hervey Bay and Maryborough with the coastal city expecting a top of 27 after a low of 17 and the heritage city reaching for a maximum of 28 following a minimum of 16.

The bureau’s outlook for tomorrow is a shower or two.



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