Residents, visitors prepare for carnival
THE Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is fast approaching and it appears the weather gods are looking favourably on the Garden City, with clear skies predicted for the opening weekend.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is a zero chance of rain all week with day-time temperatures to sit in the low to mid 20s.
The gala dinner kicked off the carnival last night, with temperatures ranging from 14–21 degrees throughout the day and evening.
Temperatures will drop off both today and tomorrow, so if you are heading to the Ergon Energy Food and Wine Festival at night it will be a good idea to rug up.
Today will be sunny with a minimum of six degrees and maximum of 22.
Saturday will be a cool eight degrees, warming to 24 degrees during the day.
BoM forecaster Gordon Banks said the weather couldn’t get any better.
“We need rain and a lot of people are hoping for it but for an event like this the weather couldn’t be more perfect,” he said.
“Between now and the weekend we will see temperatures warming but
they will drop off on Thursday (yesterday) as a gusty change comes through.
“Temperatures will go back down to the low 20s and there will be cool mornings and nights on Friday and Saturday.
“Sunday looks perfect. There will be light winds, temperatures ranging from 11–26 degrees and plenty of sunshine.”
■ If you’re heading to the festival this weekend pick up a copy of today’s Toowoomba Chronicle which features a complete event guide.
IT’S TIME: Residents and visitors prepare to visit Toowoomba parks and gardens during the Carnival of Flowers.