Getting warmer: Gympie gets hottest night in 30 years
WINTER blankets were thrown to the floor on Saturday night as the region endure the warmest night in 33 years – followed by the wettest day in three months.
Saturday’s overnight temperature slipped to a balmy 18.6 degrees, 10 degrees above the June average.
It was the highest overnight temperature since the mercury hit 19 on June, 5 1988.
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The warmest June night on record remains 21.5 degrees, on June 29, 1966.
The weekend weather fun did not stop there.
Gympie’s June rainfall total doubled on Sunday thanks to 26mm dropping on the region yesterday.
It brought the month’s total to 52mm, making it the wettest month since March – which also happened to be the last time more than 26mm fell in one day.
Goomboorian was the region’s wet weather winner with 40mm falling.
Cooroy (33mm), Glenwood (22mm) Pomona (22mm) and Cedar Pocket (20mm) were also given a soaking.
BOM meteorologist Rosa Hoff said despite these two weather events happening on the weekend, there was no clear connection.
Ms Hoff said the warm night was cause by an “insulation blanket” of humid air coming in from over the ocean with nothing to clear it out.
Overnight temperatures would “gradually return to what we’re used to”, she said, although they would continue to hover slightly above average.
Gympie’s minimum temperatures will continue to sit about 11-12 degrees until Saturday night, when the minimum sinks to 9 degrees.
Daytime temperatures will hover around 23-24 degrees until the end of the week.
Except for the occasional shower, no more rain is on the horizon.