It's fine weather for pelicans snaring a free feed but it will be a bit chilly for the rest of us towards the end of the week.
It's fine weather for pelicans snaring a free feed but it will be a bit chilly for the rest of us towards the end of the week. Alistair Brightman

Cold weather's for the birds

IT'S fine weather if you are a peckish pelican scoring a free feed - but forecasters warn a chill is expected to hit the Coast near week's end.

Average minimum temperatures are tipped to hover around 15-17 degrees in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

And the mild spell will continue until Friday morning. But then the minimum temperature is expected to fall to 10 for Hervey Bay and 9 for Maryborough.

Today the minimum temperature is expected to be about 15 degrees in Maryborough and 16 degrees for Hervey Bay.

"That (Friday) is very cold for this time of year," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Brett Harrison said.

And the reason behind the sudden coolness was cold air coming up to Queensland from southern Australia, Mr Harrison said.

The temperatures would be dropping not only on the Fraser Coast but across Queensland.

The average minimum temperatures for this month, according to climate records, is 16.5 for Hervey Bay and 15.4 for Maryborough - those temperatures would be well below average.

On Friday temperatures are expected to reach a high of 25 in Hervey Bay and 26 in Maryborough.

Hervey Bay today will reach a high of 27 and Maryborough a high of 29.



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