Cold snap brings dust­ing of snow

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

SNOW has fallen in Queens­land for the first time in two years as a cold snap con­tin­ues to chill Aus­tralia’s east coast.

The snow melted pretty much as soon as it hit the ground at Eukey, south of Stan­thorpe near the NSW bor­der, ac­cord­ing to the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy.

The “light shower of snow” around mid­night is also likely to be the only dust­ing of white the sun­shine state gets from the icy blast.

Bureau fore­caster Camp­bell said another burst was on the way.

“Tem­per­a­tures will drop again to­wards the end of the week,” he said. “It doesn’t look as cold as the past cou­ple days ... ( and) it looks too dry for snow.” Sam cold

Icy tem­per­a­tures are forecast for to­mor­row morn­ing, when the mer­cury is ex­pected to hit 4C in Bris­bane. The river city’s low­est tem­per­a­ture on record is 2.2C. Bris­bane got down to 8.4C early yesterday but the state’s cold­est place was the town of Than­g­ool, near Biloela, where the mer­cury was sit­ting on - 1.3C about 6.30am.

Pic­ture: ZAK SIM­MONDS

ICE SKATE: Skate­boarder Ma­son Kennedy, 13, of North Ward found a way to ride off the cold on Vic­to­ria Bridge.

HAV­ING A BALL: Mack­ay­lah Smith, 11, from Bri­bie Is­land plays in the snow on Mt Macken­zie near Ten­ter­field.

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