Clear skies here as south shivers in snow
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.
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).