CHILL­ING OUT IN THE TROP­ICS

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - VIC­TO­RIA NU­GENT

TOWNSVILLE res­i­dents were set to break out the doonas last night, with tem­per­a­tures pre­dicted to reach their low­est this year.

While those in south­ern states ex­pe­ri­ence snow­falls, the cold snap was enough to make for a chilly night in North Queens­land, with me­te­o­rol­o­gists ex­pect­ing a min­i­mum of 11C early this morn­ing and 10C to­mor­row.

The pre­vi­ous low­est tem­per­a­ture for the year was 11.1C on June 6.

“Townsville’s av­er­age min­i­mum for this time of year is 13C so it’s about two of three de­grees be­low av­er­age,” Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy fore­caster Sean Fitzger­ald said.

“We’ve had a cold out­break, which is nor­mal for this time of year. Down south that was enough to cause snow.”

Mr Fitzger­ald said the cooler weather had been caused by a low pres­sure sys­tem, with another cold snap ex­pected mid- to- late next week.

Min­i­mum tem­per­a­tures are tipped to stay low dur­ing the first half of the week b be­fore ris­ing g again by Thurs­day.

COLD SNAP: Twins Am­ber and Piper Chap­man, 14, rug up in Townsville while ( inset) Jack Gal­lagher, 4, checks out the snow at Mt Macken­zie, on the Queens­land- NSW bor­der.

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