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Temperatures ready to soar as new year rolls on

STAYING COOL: Thomas Kennedy, Noah Sharp, Riley Kennedy and Drew Lagerewskij at River Heart Parklands yesterday.
STAYING COOL: Thomas Kennedy, Noah Sharp, Riley Kennedy and Drew Lagerewskij at River Heart Parklands yesterday. Rob Williams

THE hot start to the New Year will only get hotter, with the mercury set to rocket to 37 degrees today.

Ipswich residents enjoyed mostly clear skies, light winds and typically hot summer temperatures for the first day of 2013, with a top of 32 recorded at Amberley weather station just before midday.

While the prevalence of sunshine has been good for holiday-makers, there could be good news on the horizon for anyone wondering where all the rain went.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast showers for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

For the first time since 2007, Ipswich received less than the average annual rainfall this year, with only 703.8mm recorded - well below the average of 853.

Compare that to the previous year, in which Ipswich recorded 1095mm, and 2010 with 1216mm.

Fine and partly cloudy days are forecast for tomorrow and Friday, with maximum temperatures in the low 30s.

Topics:  average rainfall, bureau of meteorology, temperatures




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