Get out the winter warmers, a cold snap is on the way.
Get out the winter warmers, a cold snap is on the way.

Get ready to really feel winter’s bite

WE'VE had the storm and the tempest and now comes the cold snap.

The weather will stay fine through the weekend with just a slight chance of rain Friday but Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Annabelle Ford said it was about to get cold with temperatures heading to about 2-3 degrees below winter averages.

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We can expect perfect weather over the next couple of days but Friday night and early Saturday morning will bring southerly winds picking up to about 28kmh pushing temperatures right down.

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The Saturday minimum temperature will plummet to just 7C both on the coast and in the hinterland.

The Saturday maximum will be just 19C and a colder 15C in the hinterland, and will feel colder because of the early winds, which will fade later in the day.

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Those temperatures, Ms Ford said, were 2C below the winter average and would feel chilly because Friday was tipped to remain at an autumn-like 23C.

The strong offshore winds this past week have knocked the top off the last of the swell, leaving tiny surf.

If you were late out of bed this morning there is good reason for that.

It wasn't daylight until 6.38am for the start of the shortest day of the year.

There will be only 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight on this Winter Solstice with the sun due to set at 5.02pm.

The sun rose at 64 degrees north east and will set at 296 degrees north west.

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