Northerner June O’Hanlon will call the Rose City home for the next month.
Northerner June O’Hanlon will call the Rose City home for the next month. Toni Somes

Visitor falls in love with Warwick

HOUSESITTER June O’Hanlon was embracing autumn in Warwick this week despite the bracing breeze and mercury difference between here and her northern home.

The Maryborough local is in our city on a house-sitting job, but our streetscape steeped in autumn colours has captured her heart.

“Warwick is a very beautiful city,” Mrs O’Hanlon said.

And, despite hailing from well north of the border, she wasn’t complaining about the climate.

“It is a nice brisk change,” she admitted, clarifying you needed to be dressed for the weather.

The 71-year-old grandmother is in the Rose City for a little over a month on what she calls the ideal job.

“I house-sit for people all over Australia,” Mrs O’Hanlon said.

“You get to see some of the most beautiful places and it is lovely because you are in areas long enough to explore. And it is perfect for me as I love to travel.”

Mrs O’Hanlon said the Federation-style sandstone buildings and deciduous trees made Warwick a beautiful city.

“It has been special being here for the birthday celebrations,” she said.

The weather should be reasonable for the 150th celebrations planned for this weekend.

Weatherzone senior forecaster Josh Fisher said tomorrow should be characterised by cold overnight temperatures with clear daytime skies.

“Much of the Darling Downs has experienced colder than usual nights this week,” Mr Fisher said.

“In Warwick the overnight temperatures have been three degrees below average at four degrees.”

But he said the minimums should lift slightly on Sunday and Monday under overcast skies.

“We are expecting showers on Sunday with the chance of a storm,” Mr Fisher said.

“And a cool daytime temperature of 16 to 17 degrees.”



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