Temperature drops to single figures in CQ this week

JUST when you thought you could pop the fan on and sleep with a sheet the cool weather is rolling back in.

Gladstone and central Queensland will have one-figure minimum temperatures today and tomorrow as a temporary cool drop sweeps the region.

Some temperatures will be up to five degrees cooler than August average temperatures.

Bureau of Meteorology weather expert Nyssa Lonsdale said a south-westerly wind change would bring the dry, cool conditions.

"We have a trough that's just moved offshore and we've seen the rain come through over the last couple of days as a result of that," Ms Lonsdale said.

"As a result now we're seeing the winds turn to a south-westerly, bringing much drier and cooler conditions."

It'll be a week filled with highs and lows, after on Wednesday most of central Queensland had one of its warmest August nights.

On Friday Gladstone's minimum temperature will drop to nine degrees, a cool five degrees lower than our average of 14.3 for this month.

Further inland, Biloela will drop to a shivering four degrees tomorrow and even colder on Saturday and Sunday, with two and three-degree minimums forecast.

By Sunday the temperatures will warm to 12 degrees.