RUG UP: Warwick is shivering through a 15 degree temperature drop today and cold conditions are expected to continue for the next couple of days.
RUG UP: Warwick is shivering through a 15 degree temperature drop today and cold conditions are expected to continue for the next couple of days. Candyce Braithwaite

Why the temperature dropped 15 degrees

IT FEELS far too early to bring out the jumpers in Warwick, but with a huge drop in the temperature overnight residents in the Rose City don't have much of a choice.

Yesterday residents were sweating through a 36.6 degree day in Warwick, but today the temperature is predicted to reach a measly 21 degrees.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Lauren Pattie said there had been a "massive" drop in temperatures across the state.

"We have had a southerly change move through and there's also an upper system moving through, behind that we have a cool air mass so it's changed things dramatically," she said.

Tomorrow the temperature will remain low with a maximum of 20 degrees predicted, while Saturday is expected to reach 24 degrees.

Ms Pattie said there could also be a small amount of rainfall in Warwick over the next few days as the cool conditions hang around.

About 2-5mm of rain is expected to fall daily from today until Saturday.

"Friday is the best chance of seeing some of that rain but still only a little bit, by Saturday it eases off but you might be lucky to see rain as it moves further north," Ms Pattie said.

There will be cloud cover across Warwick for the next few days as well, which Ms Pattie said reduced the chance of storms.

The average temperature for Warwick in February is 29.5 degrees and conditions in the city are expected to edge closer to this on Sunday.

"There will be a gradual increase (in temperature) as the weather and cloud eases off later on Saturday and you'll see a gradual increase into next week," Ms Pattie said.

Sunday is expected to reach a top of 29 degrees before warming up to 31 degrees on Monday and 32 degrees on Tuesday.



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