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
16:41 EDT Lightning strikes sparked fires in the roof spaces of two Canberra houses today as storms swept through the capital.