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Winter not here yet despite cold blast

Friday April 19, 2013 - 13:54 EST
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Snow fell in Thredbo overnight. - ABC

The Weather Bureau says winter is still a way off despite the New South Wales high country resorts received a dusting of snow this morning.

Winds of up to one 110km an hour are battering the alpine peaks, and gusts of up to 60km an hour are hitting exposed coastal areas.

Duty forecaster, Sean Carson, says while temperatures will remain low for today and most of the weekend, the sun should return next week.

He says changeable weather is common this time of year.

??In spring and autumn when you do get these changes, they are pretty brief and we do rebound pretty quickly into warm temperatures,?? Mr Carson said.

??I would say from maybe Tuesday next week into Wednesday we will see temperatures back up into the mid-20s but not only along the coast but towards Cooma as well.

??That's also because you have a pretty warm ocean at the moment, which also brings the air temperature up a fair bit.

??There's still some nice weather to come; winter has not quite arrived yet,?? he said.

People on the far south coast are being warned to expect dangerous surf conditions today.

Swimmers, fishermen and boat users are being urged to be careful, and wear a life jacket if going out on the water.

The Bureau of Meteorology's warning covers the entire New South Wales coastline.


- ABC

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