Rain damp­ens rev­ellers’ spir­its

Townsville Bulletin - - Front Page -

DRIZ­ZLING rain in south­east Queens­land has led to a drop in the tra­di­tion­ally high num­ber of peo­ple head­ing to the beach for a Box­ing Day swim.

Surf Life Sav­ing duty of­fi­cers on the Gold and Sun­shine Coasts have re­ported un­usu­ally quiet con­di­tions on beaches usu­ally packed with postChrist­mas rev­ellers.

‘‘The weather’s been fairly crook down here,’’ the Gold Coast’s Col Neil said.

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