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Comet is located in the Central Highlands, 39 kilometres east of Emerald on the Capricorn Highway. Comet was established in association with the westward development of the railway line from Rockhampton.

The town was named after the 'Comet River' which runs close to the township. The river itself was named after Ludwig Leichhardt's observation of Haley's Comet in the skies during his travels through Central Queensland in the late 1800's.

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Here you can see the tree trunk that Ludwig Leichhardt marked with 'Dig' during his exploration of the region in 1844. 'Dig' indicated to those who followed that he had buried food and journals in this spot.

The small rural town is also a service centre for the local farming community.

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Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Blackwater Weather Today - Sunny
Sunny
21 °C 5:20am EST 6:17pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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31 Oct
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3 Nov
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4 Nov
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Forecast Blackwater Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Blackwater Weather Forecast - Sunny
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Possible thunderstorm
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Possible thunderstorm
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Possible shower
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shower
Blackwater Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Blackwater Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Minimum 19°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 18°C 17°C 16°C
Maximum 36°C 36°C 36°C 27°C 29°C 30°C 32°C

Weather last updated at 4:19am Friday, 31 October 2014.


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