Weather gives visi­tors a warm welcome

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - SA­MAN­THA HEALY

SOUTH­ERN states may ex­pect teethchat­ter­ing tem­per­a­tures over com­ing days but Townsville looks set to shine on its big­gest week­end of the year.

Day­time tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to reach 26C through­out the Townsville 400 week­end, with just the chance of the odd shower.

Down south is a dif­fer­ent story with a cold air mass, which formed over Antarc­tica, ex­pected to bring freez­ing con­di­tions and snow to Tas­ma­nia, Vic­to­ria and NSW.

Weather bureau fore­caster Mario Tor­risi said Townsville would feel like a warm sum­mer’s day to south­ern­ers.

“For some lo­cals, 26C might feel a bit chilly, es­pe­cially if we get the winds on Sun­day, as pre­dicted,” he said. “But for peo­ple com­ing from Mel­bourne, by their weather stan­dards, that’s a pleas­ant week­end.”

He said tem­per­a­tures would drop at the start of the work­ing week.

“We are ex­pect­ing 11C on Mon­day morn­ing and 10C on Tues­day morn­ing,” he said. “But the wind chill will be a fac­tor as it will feel colder.”

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