Winter takes a hike as temperatures soar
PREPARE for a warm weekend as winter takes a three-day hiatus in some parts of southeast Queensland.
A north-westerly airflow is moving towards the region, bringing warmer temperatures, according to the weather bureau.
"The air has been coming down from the inland and further north for a little while, and that's allowed the heat to build up a bit," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Crock said.
Brisbane is expected to reach a top of 26C today - up from the August average of 23.3C - while Sunday will be even warmer with a top of 27C.
Temperatures are expected to soar in Ipswich, with the inland town to reach 28C today and 29C on Sunday.
The warmer conditions are expected to stick around until Monday.
Ruby Bushell, 18, from Brisbane, is a self-proclaimed "summer person" and will soak up the sun this weekend.
"I love to get my tan on," Ms Bushell said.