The rest of the beach was almost deserted, but a grey and windy day didn’t stop this group of American students enjoying their stop-off at Byron Bay’s Main Beach yesterday.
The rest of the beach was almost deserted, but a grey and windy day didn’t stop this group of American students enjoying their stop-off at Byron Bay’s Main Beach yesterday.

Wet, windy and wintry

AFTER a string of picture perfect days, weather on the Northern Rivers has returned to wet, windy and wintry.

The Bureau if Meteorology says it won’t last long – the skies should clear by late Saturday – but it is cold comfort to the scores of Queenslanders who are in Byron Bay for the first week of the school holidays.

Main Beach was all but deserted at lunchtime yesterday as northern tourists huddled in cafes and stuck to window shopping.

A spokesman from the bureau said the current conditions were caused by a high-pressure system centred east of Tasmania that was bringing moisture from the south-east.

Despite the grey days, he said daytime temperatures in our region were very close to average for this time of year and minimums were even a little above average.

The wind is making things feel a little cooler though, especially on the coast.

The apparent temperature scale, which measures wind-chill factor, recorded just 8 degrees at 5pm in Byron Bay yesterday – half the actual recorded temperature.

Conditions should improve bySaturday, with mostly sunny weather on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

OUTLOOK

Today: Cloudy, isolated showers, south to south easterly winds. Temperatures around 18.

Tomorrow: Cloudy, isolated showers. Winds south to south westerly. Temperatures around 18.

Saturday: Cloudy, isolated showers until late afternoon. Winds south east to south-westerly. Daytime temperatures around 19.



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