Shayne Harm, Julie Nelson and Esther Osborne hope the weatherman’s prediction for clear skies for Picnic in the Park on Sunday is correct.
Shayne Harm, Julie Nelson and Esther Osborne hope the weatherman’s prediction for clear skies for Picnic in the Park on Sunday is correct. Shannon Newley

Warwick wins respite from frosts

WITH just over a month until spring arrives, Warwickites will be given a reprieve as the chilly mornings start to wane over the next few days after heavy frost cloaked the ground with ice yesterday.

Bureau of Meteorology weather forecaster Julian de Norton said the Warwick area could see still some widespread but patchy frosts, but overall temperatures were set to rise from today.

He said today would remain clear, with starting temperatures a few degrees above zero and maximum temperatures well into the teens.

Mr de Norton said people would be wise to take their umbrellas out with them on Saturday with a chance of showers in the afternoon and minimum temperatures should again be around three or four degrees.

But come Sunday, the rain clouds should disappear, with the skies clearing in time for Jumpers and Jazz celebration Picnic in the Park.

“Temperatures should be getting up to around 18 or 19 degrees on Sunday,” he said.

He said the weather had been fairly standard for this time of year, unlike last winter which was unusually wet.

July 2 still stands as the coldest this year (and coldest since 2007) when the mercury dipped to a frosty minus 5.8 degrees.



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