A warm change for our visitors
LOCALS may have been shivering and chatting about the cold of late but visitors from down south say it's the best place to be.
Advocate photographer Trevor Veale snapped this group of Victorian and Sydney visitors at Woolgoolga Caravan Park and they said it was a whole lot warmer than back home.
This month temperatures dipped to almost freezing on a couple of mornings, with a chilly 1.2 degrees reading taken early on July 12. The average minimum temperature for the first three weeks in July has been 6.1.
The coldest minimum temperature on record for the area was taken on July 17, 1966, which was registered at -3.2 in Coffs Harbour - no doubt there were parts of the Northern Beaches which dropped below that.
Good news is the sunny days have warmed right up, with a top temperature of 23° forecast for Friday and Saturday.
All our winter days so far are averaging just less than 20° so it's no wonder the southerners love the beachside winter.