Fans on and doonas off last night in southeast QLDSam 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
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 2013
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A cyclone off northern Queensland could intensify to category five by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
The Bureau of Meteorology has off the coast of Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.