Brazilian tourists Leandrio Moska, 29, Talita Monteiro, 23, Camila Patovan, 24, and Marylia Costa, 24, made the most of the las
Brazilian tourists Leandrio Moska, 29, Talita Monteiro, 23, Camila Patovan, 24, and Marylia Costa, 24, made the most of the las

Lazy, hazy days on way out



SUMMER may have ended, but hot steamy conditions are expected to continue on the Tweed Coast well into the new season.

Today marks the first day of Autumn however, you could be forgiven for having missed it, with expected warm weather to keep the mercury maintained at temperatures of 30 degrees.

Sun-seeking tourists flocked to Snapper Rocks where the Quiksilver/Roxy Pro was cancelled for the day yesterday, allowing local surfers to return to the point.

"I hope it stays summer all year long," Brazilian tourist Camila Patovan said.

"The weather here is abso- lutely beautiful."

Summer 2006/07 in northern NSW Tweed was a mixed bag in terms of temperature.

For average mean temperatures, 2006 was the fifth-warmest year on record in NSW and January was the tenth-hottest month on record.

Surprisingly the Tweed also recorded its coldest summer day in 33 years in Murwillumbah on January 9, 2007.

Thermometers in the region measured 22.1 degrees celsius, seven degrees below the average.

One of the state's highest January rainfall totals, 268 milli-metres, was measured at Tweed Heads Golf Club on January 20.

The Bureau of Meteorology's latest seasonal outlook for Autumn suggests the Tweed will continue to be warm for the next few months with only a 50 per cent chance of average rainfall so do not pack the surfboard away just yet.

? SAMANTHA HEALY



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