Ipswich temps dip 3C below average
STARTING to feel chilly in the mornings? Well it has been colder than usual.
Ipswich is starting to cool down as winter approaches.
The overnight temperature isn't a record breaker, but is below the average minimum temperature for April.
This morning dropped to 11.4C just after 5am.
That's 3.3C below the mean minimum temperature recorded by the Ipswich weather station between 1913 and 1994.
Records from the Amberley weather station, in use since 1941 and now the closest station to Ipswich still in action, show while it might be chillier than usual Ipswich has seen colder Aprils.
In 2008, Amberley station recorded its lowest ever April temperate of just 1C.
Residents shouldn't expect anything as cold as that in the coming week with minimum temperatures expected to lift back up to about 14C.
Unsettled today with showers & storms about the eastern interior. Showers increasing about the southern QLD and northern NSW coast next few days. Max temps above average for SEAUS due to high pressure ridge. Latest at https://t.co/8Hw9W9tcmJ pic.twitter.com/IM2N1rXokK— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) April 19, 2018
While mornings might be a bit fresh, the days are still warm.
Today is expected to reach a top of 27C with day time temperatures expected to stay warm, up to 29C on Thursday, before dropping back a little this weekend.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology's long-range forecast, Ipswich should expect an average temperature of between 18C and 21C between May and July.
Today: Top of 27C
Tomorrow: 13C min, 27C max
Wednesday: 14C min, 28C max
Thursday: 14C min, 29C max
Friday: 15C min, 26C max