SUDDENLY IT’S WINTER
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.
SUNNY SMILE: Tyler Magyar, 3, from Hermit Park loves Townsville's winter weather.