A windy week ahead for Warwick
MOTHER Nature didn't deliver the rain that was expected over our region last week and it does not look like we will see much this week either.
Saturday was a cooler day as the trough moved through on Friday night allowing the cooler air from the south to return.
No rain was recorded Saturday even though it was overcast for most of the day and winds were gentle from the southeast.
It reached a maximum temperature of 22c after an overnight low of 19c.
Yesterday was fine but some patchy cloud hung around and winds were moderate from the south-east.
A firm ridge developed along the east coast and this generated the moderate winds as well as pushing the surface trough to the west away from our region. We had an overnight low of 17c followed by a high of 27c.
The surface trough that was generating the unstable weather conciliations has moved to the far west of the state and will remain there for most of the week.
A high in the bight and another small high over Tasmania is moving east and generating a ridge of high pressure along the coast and into the ranges.
Today should see the firm ridge persist and keep the Southern Downs fine but windy. There should be some patchy cloud around and there is a chance of showers in the western Downs, also a slight chance in the far east near the ranges.
Moderate to gusty south-easterly winds can be expected throughout the day.
These winds may settle during the morning but will gust again in the late afternoon and into the evening. Temps 15c to 28c
Tomorrow should see the high over Tasmania move into the Tasman Sea and strengthen the ridge along the coast as well as push it north.
Winds should be light to moderate from the southeast tending east in the late afternoon.
The only chance of a shower is along the ranges and some high level cloud may be around. Temps 15c to 29c
Wednesday may see a surface trough develop just to the west of the ranges.
This trough will not generate any rain or storms for Warwick.
Winds should be light to moderate form the east tending northeast at times.
Some patchy cloud may develop during the afternoon. Temps 14c to 30c
Thursday should see a surface trough develop over the border regions once again but still no rain out of it.
Winds should be light to moderate from the east and it should be sunny and clear for most of the day. Temps 15c to 32c
Friday should see the high in the Tasman move over New Zealand and allow the trough in the west to move into central Queensland again.
Our region will still have the moderate southeast winds and we will see no rain.
There is a chance for areas to the west seeing a shower or to as well as areas near the border having a chance in the late afternoon of a light shower. It will be mostly fine with just a bit of patchy cloud from lunchtime on. 16c to 28c
The weekend at this stage - Saturday may see a shower and Sunday should be partly cloudy but fine.