Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Fans on and doonas off last night in southeast QLD

Sam Brown, Sunday March 24, 2013 - 11:41 EDT

Last night in southeast Queensland, temperatures only dropped to 23.2
degrees at Coolangatta - their warmest March night in 3 years. Further
north, it was the warmest March night in 4 years for Archerfield, only
reaching a minimum of 23.3 degrees. Nearby at Brisbane temperatures
dropped to 23.6 degrees during the evening, its warmest night in a
month. The temperatures recorded last night at Archerfield and
Brisbane, were 5 and 4 degrees respectively above the long term March
average.

Last night?s warmth can be attributed to a warm air mass lingering
over eastern Australia, combined with moist air and above average sea
surface temperatures. This heat and moisture in the atmosphere are
also producing excellent conditions for thunderstorm development.

Over the next few nights temperatures are expected to remain warm,
only dropping to 21 degrees for Brisbane and around 20 degrees at
Coolangatta. However, showers and storms are a chance each day due to
the increased moisture and heat in the atmosphere.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Rain flows off Uluru after burst of wet weather in Central Australia

15:21 EST

Rain has been filmed streaming down Uluru after another burst of wet weather in what has proved to be a damp year for Central Australia.

Flooding to end Victoria's wet winter

13:09 EST

A band of rain sweeping over Victoria may cause flooding in the state's north and northeast in the next 24 hours.

Wet winter almost over for Tasmania

11:25 EST

Parts of northern Tasmania are having one of the wettest winters on record, but it isn't over yet.