Gracie Forbes is prepared for the weather with warm clothes and an umbrella.
Gracie Forbes is prepared for the weather with warm clothes and an umbrella. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Autumn settles in as temp drops

AUTUMN has certainly descended upon the Rose City, with residents feeling the cold over the past few days as the mercury plummeted.

As we settle into the second month of the autumn season, morning and evening temperatures have been quite low but days have still reached the low to mid-20s.

Sunday was by far the coldest day of the month and had people pulling out the woollens, as the temperature dropped to 7.5 degrees.

The unusually high rainfall over the past few months continued yesterday, with the black clouds that floated over the city delivering a heavy – albeit, short-lived – downpour.

Residents ducked for cover as the gutters overflowed and pools of water gathered on front lawns.

A daily total of 11.4mm was recorded in the Warwick CBD yesterday.

The chance of rain should ease over the next few days but residents can expect to need their umbrellas again from Friday and throughout the weekend, as the chance of showers returns.

Expected minimum temperatures for the weekend are 11 on Friday and 14 for Saturday and Sunday, with maximums of up to 26 on Friday and 22 and 23 for Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Four-year-old Gracie Forbes was well-equipped to cope with the elements, rugged up in her favourite pink winter jacket, rain boots and pretty purple umbrella.



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