Comet is located in the Emerald shire in Queensland Central Highlands. The town is 39 kilometres east of Emerald and can be reached from the Capricorn Highway.
Originally named Cometville, the nearby Comet River was the influence for the original naming of the town. The river itself was named by the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt on 28th December 1844 following the sighting of a comet. The town was later renamed to Comet on 19th March 1931 following an Executive Council decision.
Within the town is the well known "Dig Tree" which Leichhardt used to let others know where he had buried journals and food. This small rural town is also a service centre for the local farming community. Amongst other produce, the area is known for cotton and grain production.
Temperatures for Comet
Comet has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Comet is approximately 42 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 10 °c.
Comet has warm winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Comet is approximately 34 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 0 °c.
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