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7/01/2008

Mother Nature Playing Tricks on Australians




NEARLY SUMMER ... Emily Alcock, of Sandy Bay, left, and Genevieve Elliott, of Taroona, enjoyed a bit of a splash at Sandy Bay Beach yesterday at temperatures hit 18C.









Last week it snowed, Sunday people wore shorts and by the end of the week it will snow again. A series of "vigorous" cold fronts will create a similar weather pattern by Wednesday. Hobart enjoyed a beautiful day of sunshine, with the temperature creeping up to a summer-like 18.1C. Out of all the capital cities in Australia, only Darwin, Sydney and Brisbane were warmer than Hobart. Sunday's warmth was an aberration. "It is REALLY UNUSUAL weather - the average for June is 11.1C and we are way above that." Last week, an icy blast closed roads, contributed to crashes, caused power blackouts and brought mountain snow.







NEARLY SUMMER ... Emily Alcock, of Sandy Bay, left, and Genevieve Elliott, of Taroona, enjoyed a bit of a splash at Sandy Bay Be
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