Southern Queensland has been placed under a fire weather warning as temperature in the high twenties combine with dry and gusty winds today.
A warm air mass and strengthening northerly winds are being driven through southern Queensland today ahead of a cool change that's crossing the nation's southeast. These dry, warm and windy conditions are ideal for the development of bush fires, which would have the potential to spread quickly if any do develop.
At 10am, Roma had already reached 22.5 degrees, just above the monthly average daytime maximum temperature. The dry air mass also led to a drop in relative humidity to just 21%.
As temperatures continue to rise, relative humidity is expected to drop to around 10% in places. Places like Miles, Roma and Injune are expected to reach highs of around 27 degrees today.
The Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt and inland parts of the Southeast Coast districts were included in today's fire weather warning as of 10:30am EST today.
For the latest warnings, visit http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp
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13:11 EST Melbourne shivered through its coldest morning since spring with temperatures as much as five degrees below average.