Rodeo-friendly weather likely despite forecast showers

IT LOOKS unlikely mother nature will break from Warwick Rodeo tradition this year, with showers predicted to make a presence at the weekend events.

Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said showers were predicted for Saturday and Sunday but rodeo goers should not fear, as any rain is likely to be short-lived.

"The weekend will be dry most of the time and any showers will be brief so I don't think it will spoil (the rodeo) too much," he said.

"There will be a bit of cloud around which will be good if you're planning to spend a lot of time outside."

The Rose City is set to see exceptionally warm days in the lead up to the weekend.

"It will be heating up pretty quickly this week, with (today) getting to 30 degrees and then close to 35 (tomorrow), which is nine degrees above the average for this time of year," he said.

Those planning to hit the mardi gras tomorrow will be pleased to know warm, clear weather is on the horizon.

"Friday night will be a pretty warm one and a cooler change should arrive on Saturday morning," he said.

Saturday's maximum temperature is expected to be about 28 degrees, dropping to 24 degrees on Sunday.

More thunderstorms and increasing humidity are predicted into next week.



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