Merle Bamberry says the warm July has done wonders for her garden.
Merle Bamberry says the warm July has done wonders for her garden. Erin Smith

Warm gardens bask, but it won't last

WARWICK'S warmer weather has left many wondering whether spring has come early, but Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Matt Bass says we have not seen the last of cool frosty mornings.

"We have seen warmer temperatures in the last couple of days due to a north-westerly which is keeping the temperatures above average, he said.

"It is unusual for August, but it is not unheard of.

"The temperature will come down over the next couple of days with the chance of frosts in the mornings."

Mr Bass said July had been unseasonably warm as well.

"We have had a warm July as well with temperatures in some parts of the state averaging four degrees above the average temperature, which over the period of a month is phenomenal," he said.

Gardening expert Merle Bamberry said the warmer weather had done wonders for her garden.

"I am 85 years old and it was the warmest July I have ever seen," she said.

"The plants are happy and they have not been frozen.

"There has not been a heavy frost this year, but I'm not sure if that is a good thing as the frost also kills the bugs.

"So we could have a lot of bugs this summer."

Mr Bass said while the mornings would be chilly, the mercury would still rise fairly high for the remainder of the month.

"The country has got a warm air mass over it and it is continuing to bring the warmer weather," he said.
"But there is of course still the possibility for a cold snap to occur."

 

Temps

  • Today: 1-20 degrees
  • Tomorrow: 2-22
  • Sunday: 4-22
  • Monday: 4-24


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