Clear days for festival

WHEN Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michelle Berry was asked for an overview of weather conditions for this year’s Jumpers and Jazz Festival she focused on one word: jumpers.

After the city’s maximum temperature of 15 degrees was recorded yesterday at the unusual time of 9.30am, a mercury slide was imminent.

By 3pm the city had fended off light isolated showers and was shivering through an afternoon temperature of 11 degrees.

Ms Berry said gusty wind conditions would continue into tomorrow although clear skies and fine weather would prevail.

But overnight minimums are expected to fall with frosts and cold mornings predicted across the region until early next week.

“We could see overnight temperatures of between two and three degrees and drop to below zero by Friday,” Ms Berry said.

“Yet the days should be fine and clear with maximum temperatures of around 15 to 16 degrees expected.

“So I would definitely be keeping the jumpers handy.”

The upside for those wrapped up in wintry style was warmer conditions should return ahead of a northerly change on Monday.

“Things should warm up for Warwick early next week with cloud cover expected to lift overnight temperatures,” she said.

“And (those conditions should) bring with it a chance of more isolated showers.”



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