Sum­mer yet to fire

Mercury (Hobart) - - FRONT PAGE - BLAIR RICHARDS

THE first day of sum­mer has failed to fire up tem­per­a­tures with snow to fall in Tas­ma­nia’s alpine re­gions this week. Ra­mona Baum­gaert­ner, 25, of Ger­many, and Vi­vianne Stuyven­berg, 23, of the Nether­lands, em­braced the win­try con­di­tions yes­ter­day with a trip to ku­nanyi/Mt Welling­ton .

SNOW will fall in Tas­ma­nia’s alpine re­gions this week as the state ex­pe­ri­ences a chilly start to sum­mer.

Show­ers are fore­cast across the state, with snow to fall to 900 me­tres to­day, and down to 700 me­tres to­mor­row and Wed­nes­day.

Ra­mona Baum­gaert­ner, 25, of Ger­many, and Vi­vianne Stuyven­berg, 23, of the Nether­lands, em­braced the win­try con­di­tions yes­ter­day with a trip to ku­nanyi/Mt Welling­ton.

They had am­bi­tious plans for a walk to the sum­mit, but set­tled on a shorter walk at a lower al­ti­tude.

“We re­ally en­joyed it, but it was pretty cold,” Ms Baum­gaert­ner said. The top tem­per­a­ture on the moun­tain yes­ter­day was 5.5C, with an ap­par­ent tem­per­a­ture of -1.4C.

Ho­bart is ex­pected to reach a max­i­mum of 15C to­day with a chance of show­ers.

To­mor­row is set to be windy and cold with a max­i­mum of 15C and show­ers.

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