Spring warmth is here: temperatures to exceed seasonal average

Oliver Redman enjoys the first day of Spring. Higher than average day time temperatures are expected throughout the season in Cowra.
Oliver Redman enjoys the first day of Spring. Higher than average day time temperatures are expected throughout the season in Cowra.

If you were worried about the cold remaining through Spring then worry no more, because the heat is on its way.

That is according to meteorologists at weatherzone.com.au​, who say temperatures in Cowra and the Central West are set to rise in the coming weeks.

Meteorologist Jacobus Cronje said Cowra residents can prepare for muggy humid afternoons thanks to the predicted near average rainfall and higher than average daytime temperatures.

“Looking at what we see here it’s going to be a bit of a close call, but it looks like at the very least in terms of rainfall for the Central West and Cowra’s area we are expecting the spring season to get near average rainfall,” he said.

“To the immediate south it will be a bit wetter, in the Canberra, Goulburn and Young areas than generally expected but we wont be getting a dryer than expected Spring.

“In terms of the maximum temperature we are certainly looking at temperatures that will be exceeding the seasonal average, quite likely during the day and especially during the evenings.

“We are expecting minimum temperatures to also be well above the seasonal average, driven partly by moisture from warmer sea surface temperatures to the eastern seaboard. That increases the likelihood of a reasonable rain event.

“That seasonal rainfall outlook means there should be sufficient rainfall to give the evenings a bit more of a humid feeling and it might be a bit more uncomfortable than people are usually used to,” he said.

Mr Cronje said swings between warm and cold weather were to be expected in Spring.

“Typically during spring temperatures fluctuate up and down a lot, lots of cold fronts are moving through and there’s a lot of heat ahead of the front and behind it’s suddenly much colder.

“Also near the start of spring we often have a number of cold days similar to this,” he said.

Cowra’s seven day forecast is already for late showers from this Wednesday through to Sunday with maximum temperatures ranging from the high teen’s to the mid 20s.