North Burnett feeling the freeze

FROSTY: Icicles from irrigation sprays at Bancroft on Monday morning, 12/08/19.
FROSTY: Icicles from irrigation sprays at Bancroft on Monday morning, 12/08/19. Helen Goody

THE North Burnett is freezing through a cold snap which dropped temperatures in Monto to -1.1 degrees yesterday morning, about 5.30am.

Producer Helen Goody snapped some photos at her property in Bancroft, showing icicles clinging to barbed wire fences where irrigation spray had frozen solid.

She said it wasn't too bad when she woke up, but she felt for her husband, who had to milk the cows at 3.30am.

"Our thermometer is broken, I just know it is cold," she said.

Today, Gayndah dropped to 0.5 degrees at 5.18am, while Monto registered 0.7 degrees at 4.41am, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

Bureau meteorologist Adam Blazak told the Courier Mail a low-pressure system in southern Australia and a high in Western Austrlaia were combining to push cold air to the northern states.

"These strong southerly winds are coming up here very quickly with no time at all to warm up, so there is a lot of bite to the winds," he said.

"It will feel very fresh in the mornings until Tuesday or Wednesday."

Due to the wind which has been lashing the North Burnett, the Bureau has said the temperature feels like it is several degrees below what it actually is, cold comfort to those who have to get up pre-dawn for work.


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