IT has been a week of cold and rainy days, but there is good news ahead for fans of warmer weather.
Today is the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere – the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter astronomically.
From this point on, the days will get longer leading us into summer.
If you need to run some errands today, don’t leave it to the last minute or you may run out of sunlight.
The sun rose at 6.56am on Thursday; it is expected to set at 4.55pm.
This is just short of 10 hours of sunlight.
In comparison, on December 22, 2017, the summer solstice, the sun rose at 4.43am and set at 7.01pm around 14 hours of sunlight.
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