Ted and Julie Colley escape the heat at WIRAC yesterday.
Ted and Julie Colley escape the heat at WIRAC yesterday. Gerard Walsh

Scorching temps for Warwick

TODAY is set to be the hottest day of the week in Warwick as the Southern Downs battens down for a scorcher.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Rick Threlfall said Warwick was predicted to reach 37 degrees today, seven degrees above average.

The expected minimum was 21 degrees, which is four degrees above average.

He said the greatest chance of rain for the week on the Southern Downs would be today with the chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms.

The hot weather will not be restricted to Warwick today with Inglewood tipped to reach 38 degrees, Goondiwindi 37 and both Applethorpe and Stanthorpe 36.

Yesterday, Warwick hit a top of 33 degrees.

Warwick is expected to reach 33 tomorrow and 32 on Wednesday.

Relief will arrive on Friday with a south-easterly wind.

Mr Threlfall said the maximum would be 27 degrees on Saturday.

There was 14mm rain in a storm in a narrow strip at Greymare at 7pm Friday.

Greymare resident David Cox said the strong wind blew the top out of five trees.

"I was surprised there was no structural damage," he said.


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