Young Summer soaks up some winter rays

Wednesday, 13th June, 2012

Jessica Ray with her daughter Summer Milne (18 months) enjoyed a few rays of sunshine after a cold start to winter. Jessica Ray with her daughter Summer Milne (18 months) enjoyed a few rays of sunshine after a cold start to winter.

By Emily Roberts

After a below average start to winter, locals can expect to enjoy more milder weather throughout the week.

The Weather Channel's Senior Meteorologist Dick Whitaker said north-westerly winds kept temperatures mild yesterday and will continue to do so.

"The weather is mild, we're not talking about frost level temperatures (like last week)," Mr Whitaker said.

Today the temperature is expected to reach a maximum of 19 degrees.

"The below average temperature last week in Broken Hill was due to a high pressure."

Mr Whitaker said there was nothing "tremendously unusual" about the above average temperature residents were enjoying.

"The average minimum for June is 5.6 degrees and the average maximum is 16 degrees - so it is a bit warmer by day but is a bit different from normal," he said.

Two locals making the most of the sunshine were young mother Jessica Ray and her daughter, Summer Milne, who enjoyed a play in Sturt Park.

Mr Whitaker said the coldest June day in Broken Hill's history was on June 15, 2006 when the temperature fell to -2.1 degrees.

The warmest day was on June 4, 1992 when the temperature reached a warm 31.9 degrees. The forecast for the weekend includes an expected shower which Mr Whitaker said will make the temperature feel cooler than it is.'

"But on Sunday and Monday it will be dry and partly cloudy," he said.