Records tumble as warm temperatures hit Darling Downs

A PECULIAR mix of conditions led to record-breaking warm weather across the Darling Downs yesterday.

Eight records tumbled including in Toowoomba, Oakey and Gatton.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Annabelle Ford said the unseasonably warm weather was caused by a combination of conditions.

A high pressure system at the surface combined with an upper ridge which kept the system dry and stable.

A northwesterly wind also brought warm air down from the tropics.

Ms Ford said Toowoomba wouldn't be as warm today.

The maximum will hit 18 degrees which is about the average for June.

Sunny conditions might make it feel a bit warmer though.

Maximums will drop over the next few days until at least Sunday.

The mercury dropped to 10 degrees this morning and nights will remain cool in Toowoomba at about 8 degrees.

Records tumble

Toowoomba was 26.1 now 27.9

Dalby was 30.6 now to 31.1

Miles was 31.1 now 31.2

Oakey was 27.1 now 29.9

Warwick was 26.3 now 37.3

Stanthorpe was 22.8 now 23.7

Gatton was 28.9 now 29.9

Applethorpe was 22 now 22.5


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