Hottest year on record but temps down in Tweed
IT has been the hottest year recorded Australian history in the 12 months to the end of August, according to Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe.
Despite that staggering fact, this spring on the Tweed will likely end with a drop in temperature and average rainfall, after a warmer start to the season.
"For September we'll see above average temperatures due to a very warm air mass building over Australia in the last few months," Mr Sharpe said.
"In October and November we're going to see conditions heading back to traditional conditions.
"There will be a chance of rainfall as the high pressure systems form off the coast, with temps and rainfall looking like they'll be near average."
There is nothing too abnormal for the Coolangatta/Tweed area ...There is a chance for heavy rainfall, as always, and we'll start to see thunderstorms returning to the area.
Mr Sharpe said spring was forecast to bring relatively normal weather, with nothing exceptional to be expected.
"There's nothing too abnormal for the Coolangatta/Tweed area," he said.
"There is a chance for heavy rainfall, as always, and we'll start to see thunderstorms returning to the area."
Trinity Flynn was hanging out at Coolangatta Beach waterfront with her children Duke, 2-years-old, Ruby, 2-years-old and Sonny Flynn, 2-years-old, enjoying the warm spring sunshine.
'It's beach weather, I want to keep the kids out of the house for as long as possible," she said.
Ms Flynn was optimistic about the forecast and said even if the rain set in this spring it wouldn't keep her family out of the water.
"We'll still go swimming," she said.
"You'll still get wet either way."
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