June was the wettest on record for Warwick, and July is set to be just as wet.
June was the wettest on record for Warwick, and July is set to be just as wet.

A warm and wet July for Warwick, says the BOM

WARWICK's warm and wet June has come to an end, but it looks like the trend will continue this month.

The Bureau of Meteorology has officially declared last month as the warmest and wettest June on record.

Three June records were broken, while another was equalled in the Rose City.

Warwick residents endured their warmest June day on record on June 9, when the temperature reached 27.3 degrees.

Minimum temperatures were also above average, with the mercury dropping below zero only three times this June.

In June last year there for five sub-zero minimums recorded.

Warwick equalled its highest daily minimum temperature record of 7.4 degrees, well above the average of 4.9 degrees.

Heavy rain last month also saw residents reaching for their umbrellas and rain coats.

The Rose City recorded its heaviest June rainfall on record, with 104.2mm for the month.

June 20 will also go down in the record books as the wettest June day on record in Warwick, with 67.6mm falling.

This month is headed down the same path, with Rose City residents already recording nearly half their average rainfall for the month.

About 12mm was recorded in the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, with the average for July at 26mm.

Temperatures for July are currently sitting around the average.

The next seven days are forecast to be relatively cool, with maximum temperatures in the low to mid teens, while minimums will vary between three and seven degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a wetter than average July to September.

Southern Queensland and the Cape York Peninsula have a stronger likelihood of above-average rain for the period, while for central parts of the state there is a 55-70% chance of exceeding the median rainfall.

Forecaster Gordon Banks said this winter would continue to be less frosty than previous years.

"We do seem to be lining up for a wetter than average winter across the country as a whole, and the rainfall for June was well above average through Queensland, so there is a fair probability we will continue to see more rainfall and less frosty weather this winter," he said.

Today is forecast to be the coldest day of the week, with icy cold winds dropping temperatures well below average.

Warwick has a forecast maximum of 12 degrees.


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