Warwick and Stanthorpe set new all-time temperatures records on Saturday.
Warwick and Stanthorpe set new all-time temperatures records on Saturday. Contributed

More hot weather to come after Southern Downs records

WARWICK and Stanthorpe had their highest temperatures in history on Saturday and there could be more to come.

While Warwick's 42.2 degrees set a record for the hottest February day, it also set the record for the hottest day since records started.

The previous hottest was 41.7 degrees on January 6, 1994.

Meanwhile, Stanthorpe broke its previous all-time record from 2014 by two degrees when the temperature reached 39.7 degrees at Applethorpe on the northern approach to Stanthorpe.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Rick Threlfall said the temperatures today would be similar.

"We could have records again or temperatures very close to the records," he said.



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