Three-year-old Couper and four-year-old Taylah Swan rug up for winter.
Three-year-old Couper and four-year-old Taylah Swan rug up for winter.

Rose City welcomes a chilly winter

BEANIES and scarves have became a common sight again as most of the Rose City welcomes winter, apart from one young resident, Taylah Swan, who doesn't like the chilly air.

“It's too cold,” four-year-old Taylah told the Daily News on the last and coldest day of autumn.

As we lead into the chilly months, Bureau of Meteorology Queensland Climate Services manager Jeff Sabburg said Warwick would normally expect around 100mm of winter rain but this year there was a 75 per cent chance of at least 62mm.

The latest data from the Queensland Climate Change Centre of Excellence is dismal reading for rain-desperate local producers with just a moderate chance of average winter rainfall.

The long-term average is a maximum temperature of 18.1 degrees and a minimum of 3.4 and according to Mr Sabburg there is a 75 per cent chance of exceeding these.

Mr Sabburg said in May Warwick recorded approximately 47mm of rain, which was 11 per cent above the average rainfall for the area.

Temperature-wise maximum temperature is right on the average at 23 degrees and the minimum was slightly cooler for May with the coldest morning reaching -2.6.

Mr Sabburg said the El Nino effect had been declared over in May with autumn rainfall totalling 196mm, nearly 50 per cent above the autumn average.

Wrap up...

May 2010

Lowest temperature minimum on May 15 was -2.6 and maximum 13.4

Highest minimum was 13.1 and maximum 23.4 on May 17.

The highest rainfall was on May 29 with 22.8mm and over all for the month the rain totalled 47mm.

May 2009

Lowest temperature minimum -1.5 on May 15 and the maximum was 13.4.

Highest minimum was 13.1 and the maximum temperature was 23.4 on May 17.

On May 21 Warwick had 53.2mm with a total 88.2mm for May in 2009.



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