Clear skies here as south shivers in snow

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

AS the south­east of the state turned it into a win­ter won­der­land, it was noth­ing but blue skies for Townsville.

The North may not have snow but there were still plenty of peo­ple in their win­ter wool­lies yesterday morn­ing, with wind drop­ping the ap­par­ent tem­per­a­ture to 9C.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy se­nior fore­caster Doug Fraser said a dry wind from the south was blow­ing cool air north. How­ever, once the sun came out Townsville ex­pe­ri­enced about the av­er­age tem­per­a­ture for this time of year, a min­i­mum of 14C and max­i­mum of 24C.

“It still felt re­ally cold be­cause of a very dry wind that we had blow­ing this morn­ing, if you were up at the crack of dawn you would have been pretty chilly,” Mr Fraser said.

Sunny con­di­tions are ex­pected to con­tinue through the week­end, with rain ex­pected from Mon­day on­wards.

Freez­ing winds in the south­east brought Queens­land’s best snow in a gen­er­a­tion.

Lo­cals and tourists rev­elled as snow fell from Brae­side, near War­wick, to Wal­lan­garra on the NSW bor­der, and light falls were re­ported in the Bunya Moun­tains and in the Kil­lar­ney re­gion south of War­wick.

Pic­tures: JACK TRAN/ JOSIE CARTER

SNOW FUN: Shi­naya Booth plays in the snow in the bor­der town of Wal­lan­garra yesterday; the Queens­land bor­der sign ( inset top); and, Por­sha Gun­nalaugs­son and Ol­ley in Eukey ( inset be­low).

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