High temps put the skates under chilly winter
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.