A long hot summer ahead for Warwick
ROSE City residents will be reaching for their sunscreen, fans and hats over their umbrellas for the next three months with weather forecasters predicting a hot and dry summer.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jeff Sabburg said Warwick's rainfall would be below average this summer.
"There is a 75% chance the rainfall will be 162mm in the Warwick region during summer," he said.
"It is a drier outlook with the predicted rainfall well below the season average of 248mm."
Mr Sabburg said this was the opposite of last summer which, with the help of tropical Cyclone Oswald, saw the total rainfall reach 280mm.
On the other hand temperatures are expected to be above average, ranging from 27-30 degrees most days.
"There will be warm nights as well with minimum temperatures expected to range from 18-21 degrees," Mr Sabburg said.
Mr Sabburg said it was hard to tell how many storms the region would get over the summer.
"We are in a neutral period at the moment and are telling people to expect the normal storm activity over the summer months," he said.
"The activity will peak during December.
"While it is going to be a dry summer you will still get wet days."
Summer might have had a colder than normal start over the weekend but the hot days are predicted to kick in this week.
Today is expected to climb to 29 degrees, with tomorrow reaching a top of 31. Thursday will range from 16-30.
Friday is expected to be slightly cooler with a top of 27 degrees.