Spring surprises region with mixed bag of elements
SPRING has been a weather wildcard so far, hitting the region with scorching temperatures, frosts, thunderstorms, hail, sleet and rain.
This week the Rose City is set to see the turbulent weather continue, with Weatherzone meteorologist Josh Fisher forecasting a week of sunny days and wet weather and thunderstorms.
"(Today) we are going to see an isolated shower or two but that won't be amounting to much - a few millimetres at the most," he said.
"(Tomorrow) again there will be a few showers around but there will be plenty of sunny breaks and a maximum of 28 degrees."
Mr Fisher said temperatures are expected to rise slightly later in the week.
"Thursday will be a mostly sunny day, with north-westerly winds pushing temperatures up to 32 degrees," he said.
"Warwick reached similar temperatures on the 20th (of October) and the low to mid thirties are not too far from what we have seen."
A low-pressure trough system is set to arrive on Friday, which could see a late shower and temperatures of up to 28 degrees.
The chance of showers and storms will persist throughout the weekend, with expected maximums of 28 and 30 on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Mr Fisher said any rain that arrived this week was likely to be of a minimal quantity but residents should get used to the weather pattern.
"For the rest of spring and summer we are going to see neutral conditions, which means neither a La nor El Nino, with pretty average moisture and warm temperatures, which are essential ingredients for thunderstorms," Mr Fisher said.
Southern Downs Weather and Storm chasing have predicted a "wild" storm may hit the region at the weekend, however a Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said there was nothing at this stage to indicate a big storm was on its way.
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