Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Cooling down in Brisbane

Ben McBurney, Wednesday December 5, 2012 - 14:45 EDT

After a scorching day across Brisbane yesterday which caused the power demand to swell, residents can look forward some more pleasant temperatures in coming days.

The mercury soared to 37.9 degrees yesterday afternoon, making it the city's hottest December day in 11 years and the hottest for any month since 2008. Logan City to the south of the city climbed to a toasty 40.1 degrees, its hottest December day in at least 20 years. Tewantin on the Sunshine Coast also rose to 39.7 degrees, its hottest December day on record.

A cool change moved through the city overnight, although today is still heading for a top of 33 degrees, which is around four degrees above average. However, the humidity today will be lower than yesterday and well below average for this time of year due to dry westerly winds. This drier air will make it feel around three degrees cooler than it actually is.

The next couple of days should see temperatures drop close to average into the mid-to-high 20s. Humidity should begin to rise again from tomorrow evening as winds swing onshore, bringing the risk of showers, although only up to 5mm of rain is expected.

Looking into the weekend, Brisbane can expect temperatures to reach a near average maximum of 28 degrees on both days. Apart from the odd brief shower, it will remain mostly sunny in the city.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2012

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

SA weather: Conditions ease briefly but Virginia, Port Wakefield, Lewiston brace for more rain

06:12 EDT

Residents in the South Australian towns of Virginia, Lewiston and Port Wakefield had a brief reprieve from the rain overnight but they have been warned further flooding is possible later this afternoon.

SA weather: Virginia, Port Wakefield under threat as rivers burst banks

00:13 EST

The South Australian towns of Virginia and Port Wakefield are under threat from floodwaters as the Gawler and Wakefield rivers burst their banks, with warnings more rain is on the way.

WA storm blacks out homes, blocks roads as severe weather warning cancelled

20:48 EST

About 9,000 properties remain without power in Perth and Western Australia's south-west as conditions ease across the state after damaging winds brought down trees and debris.