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Spring starts early for Brisbane

Bob Neil, Monday August 26, 2013 - 13:03 EST

Brisbane has been experiencing glorious weather over the last month, more reminiscent of spring than winter, and it looks as though the warmth and sunshine is set to continue.

The city is currently experiencing its warmest August in four years, with an average temperature of 24.5 degrees. With these wonderful spring-like temperatures, Brisbanites have been able to put aside their fear of the Whitewalkers from beyond the Wall of Westeros and declare, at least unofficially, that this short winter is now done.

The unseasonable warmth has been accompanied by very little rainfall; only 2mm of rain has fallen in the area since late July. The lack of rainfall has had little impact on dam levels though; Wivenhoe Dam is currently sitting at 99.5% capacity and holding steady.

The clear skies and above-average temperatures are largely due to a broad, semi-stationary region of high pressure over much of northern Australia. It doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon either, so the warmth and dry weather should continue until at least the end of the working week.

Brisbane will continue to see mostly sunny skies overhead and will also enjoy pleaseant temperatures of around 26 degrees throughout the rest of the week. However, there is a small chance that onshore winds will drive the odd shower into Brisbane during the weekend.

Brace yourselves, Brisbanites. Summer is coming.

- Weatherzone

© Weatherzone 2013

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