SUD­DENLY IT’S WIN­TER

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

BRACE your­selves Townsville, win­ter isn’t com­ing – it’s ar­rived.

Townsville res­i­dents have been get­ting out en­joy­ing the win­ter sun­shine but may have found them­selves reach­ing for blan­kets last night.

Wednes­day reached a max­i­mum of 28C, but me­te­o­rol­o­gists pre­dicted the mer­cury drop­ping as low as 12C in the early hours this morn­ing. Me­te­o­rol­o­gist Mario Tor­risi at

the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy’sM Townsville of­fice said tem­per­a­tures to­day and to­mor­row could dip as low as 11C.

“It should feel some­what cooler be­cause we’re ex­pect­ing low hu­mid­ity the next cou­ple of days,” he said. “The min­i­mums will be closer to 12 de­grees but it will feel much colder.

“It looks like we’ll be back to above av­er­age val­ues from Sun­day and they’ll re­main above av­er­age next week.”

Mr Tor­risi said it had been a warm win­ter for Townsville.

“Gen­er­ally the nights have been above av­er­age but we have had these sorts of years in the past,” he said

“So far in July the nights have been about three de­grees above av­er­age and the days have been two de­grees above av­er­age.”

Fri­day is ex­pected to yield the cold­est tem­per­a­tures of the week, hit­ting a min­i­mum tem­per­a­ture of 11C be­fore warm­ing up to 25C.

Pic­ture: FIONA HARDING

SUNNY SMILE: Tyler Mag­yar, 3, from Her­mit Park loves Townsville's win­ter weather.

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