COLD SNAP: A dry weather front is expected to cause temperatures to drop to single figures.
COLD SNAP: A dry weather front is expected to cause temperatures to drop to single figures. Contributed

Rug up for cooler weather

THERE will be some shivering and hot brews needed with cold nights and mornings predicted for the Banana Shire over the coming week.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Adam Blazak said there was a lot of dry air in the atmosphere and not much humidity, contributing to the cold snap.

"More dry air is pushing through from the south west and, with very low humidity, it will make it colder. That is why there will low overnight and morning temperatures,” Mr Blazak said. "On the weekend a bit of atmosphere is expected push back from the coast but modelling for early next week will see the south westerly dry air come back to the region.”

The weather for today is predicted to be partly cloudy with zero chance of rain and overnight temperatures expected to hit 9C and daytime temperatures of 21C.

The weekend weather is expected to be partly cloudy again with a slight chance of rain and temperatures to range from from 9C to 22C.

Early next week will see a swing back to cooler temperatures with a wind change from the south west.

Monday and Tuesday will be mostly sunny with cooler night time temperatures from 7C to 22C.

There is a sun protection recommendation from 9.30am to 2.20pm with the UV Index predicted to reach five.


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