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Warwick hit by its hottest November night on record

COOL IN THE CONDAMINE: Jack Benz and Tyson Goldspink keep cool in the Condamine River as temperatures soared yesterday.
COOL IN THE CONDAMINE: Jack Benz and Tyson Goldspink keep cool in the Condamine River as temperatures soared yesterday. Jayden Brown

RECORDS were broken in the Rose City at the weekend as residents endured their hottest November night on record.

After sweltering through near-40 degree temperatures on Saturday, residents expecting a cooler night were left disappointed.

The mercury dropped to just 23.4 degrees on Saturday night, breaking an almost-50 year November record.

While yesterday's heat didn't quite hit the expected 40 degrees, it still took its toll on the races at Allman Park.

Officials acted to combat the forecast heatwave conditions, switching to earlier race times for Allman Park's TAB meeting.

The race program was brought forward by more than two hours in a bid to counter the temperatures.

The record heat was due to a hot, dry air mass inland, according to the Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Ilona Coote.

"A trough passing over Queensland dragged warm air across southern parts of state," Ms Coote said.

There is some mild relief on the cards for Warwick, with temperatures forecast to drop slightly from today onwards.

She said the heat would begin to ease today, with southerly winds expected to cool things down.

"Warwick being inland won't see as much of a cool change as coastal areas," she said.

"The moisture is still quite high so minimum temperatures overnight will remain around 19 degrees, dropping to 16 degrees Monday."

The cooler change will be short-lived with temperatures forecast to climb again towards the end of the week with showers and storms forecast.

Temperatures will peak again on Friday with a maximum of 38 degrees forecast.

Ms Coote said there won't be much rain associated with the instability later in the week.

"There will be showers and possible storms but these will be isolated," she said.

"Depending on whether you're directly under the storms will you see any falls."

Weekend heat

Saturday

  •  Warwick - 39.8
  •  Goondiwindi - 42.1
  •  Texas - 41.5
  •  Stanthorpe - 36.7

Sunday

  •  Warwick - 34.8
  •  Goondiwindi - 33.6
  •  Texas - 34.6
  •  Stanthorpe - 31.7

Topics:  bureau of meteorology heatwave temperature



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