High temps put the skates un­der chilly win­ter

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - BETTINA WARBURTON

WIN­TER has hit the pause but­ton in Townsville, with the city record­ing above- av­er­age tem­per­a­tures.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy me­te­o­rol­o­gist Rick Threlfall said the tem­per­a­ture in the city yes­ter­day reached 27.3C.

The av­er­age max­i­mum tem­per­a­ture for July is 25C.

“What is unusual about the tem­pera- tures at the mo­ment is that it’s more hu­mid than we would nor­mally ex­pect this time of the year,” he said.

“The com­bi­na­tion of above- av­er­age tem­per­a­tures and the hu­mid­ity makes it feel like it’s a fair bit warmer than the av­er­age July day.”

Mr Threlfall said the warmer tem­per­a­tures have been above av­er­age for most of the past week. He said sim­i­lar aboveav­er­age tem­per­a­tures were ex­pected to Pos­si­ble shower Shower or two Pos­si­ble shower be recorded here to­day and to­mor­row.

“But to­wards the end of the week, we’ll lose the hu­mid­ity and it will cool off a lit­tle bit,” he said.

“From Wed­nes­day on­wards the tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to go back to closer to the av­er­age of about 25C.”

Mr Threlfall said the city’s overnight tem­per­a­tures were also above av­er­age.

The overnight tem­per­a­ture yes­ter­day was 16C and Satur­day got down to 15.9C.

HOT DOG­GING: Jonah New­ton, 2, en­joys a warm July with a ride on a skate­board at The Strand. Pic­ture: EVAN MOR­GAN

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