Parts of northern Queensland have just shivered through their coldest morning in over three years.
With temperatures this morning plummeting down to 11 degrees below average in some areas, northern Queenslanders were thankful they didn't have to crawl out of bed early this morning.
While those in the southern states were hammered by wind gusts of over 100km/h, it was much calmer in the north. These light winds combined with clear skies and a cold airmass to allow for the frosty conditions.
The coldest in the state was at Clermont in the Central Highlands which dropped to minus three, the coldest since records began in March 2010. In the Northern Goldfields it dropped to one degree in Richmond which is nine below their average. Tambo in the Central West had a freezing start with a low of minus two.
The cold wasn't just confined to the inland areas. Thangool on the Capricornia coast dropped to minus one degrees. Along the Central Coast, Proserpine had their coldest morning in over three years with a low of just one degree, a whopping 11 below the average. Even those in the tropics weren't spared. Croydon in Gulf Country dropped to seven degrees, nine below average.
Sunday morning will be another cold one so throw another blanket on the bed before you jump in tonight.
© Weatherzone 2012
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