An old style thermometer in a Southern Downs farmhouse.
An old style thermometer in a Southern Downs farmhouse. Gerard Walsh

Have the drinking water and record books ready for Monday

UPDATE: 4.30pm. Bureau of Meteorology predictions for Monday tip record temperatures for March at Warwick and Stanthorpe.

The temperature reached a high of 35 degrees on Sunday at Warwick and 32 degrees at Stanthorpe, each 1.2 degrees under the March record.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts 38 for Warwick and 35 for Stanthorpe on Monday, both of which would be March records if reached.

A spokesman for BOM said it would depend on cloud cover as to whether the records were reached.

EARLIER: There is a chance heat records will be broken on the Southern Downs this weekend.

The forecast temperatures for Sunday are 36 degrees in Warwick, 1.2 degrees under the highest recorded March temperature of 37.2mm on March 14, 1999.

In Stanthorpe, the temperature is predicted to reach 33mm, 1.2mm under the record of 34.2 degrees on March 20, 2015.

A spokesman from the Bureau of Meteorology said he couldn't rule out March records today.

Warwick was 24.7 degrees just before 9am. Conditions were overcast which gave some relief from the early heat.

There is a slight chance of a shower or isolated thunderstorm on Sunday.

"They will be very isolated,” the Bureau spokesman said.