CHILL: Cold weather is headed for Roma this week.
CHILL: Cold weather is headed for Roma this week. Chris Mccormack

Roma second coldest in state Monday morning

COMING only behind Dalby at -4.8 degrees, Roma was the second-coldest town in Queensland yesterday, hitting a brisk -3.8 degrees.

While locals had to endure bitterly cold morning temperatures, Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Kimba Wong said the mercury didn't plummet enough to break records like this day last year when a freezing -5.3 degrees was felt.

"We can expect similar temperatures for the rest of the week and, hopefully, warming up by the end of the weekend,” Ms said.

"It's not looking like there will be much rainfall coming up but we can expect very cold temperatures and quite a lot of frost.”

While the rest of us may have been complaining about the chill, owner of ReX, Gen Rogers, said her business sales had increased by a third so far this winter.

"Most people in winter just really want a hot drink to warm up - hot drinks and food sales have definitely increased,” she said.

"We get customers we haven't seen all summer who start coming back in winter.

"It's definitely what you would call our season. We're selling so much coffee and we can tell by how many kilograms of beans we're going through that our coffee sales have increased.”

Ms Wong encouraged people to invest in a thick winter blanket and try to stay inside whenever possible to get through the rest of the colder months.

"Avoid camping trips and layer up if you are going outside,” she said.



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