PORTLAND’S wild August weather has smashed records.
The city’s weather station recorded 254.4 millimetres had been dumped up until 9am yesterday — 149.2 millimetres more than the previous record.
Rain fell for 26 days during August, with the single wettest day being Wednesday the 14th, when 61 millimetres fell on the city.
But the worst of the wild weather looks to be behind us with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting warm temperatures this weekend to kick off spring.
A high-pressure system over the Tasman Sea is expected to produce warm, sunny conditions until at least Wednesday.
Temperatures are expected to hit the mid to low 20s, with a forecast top of 21 today and a high of 24 tomorrow.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster James Taylor said a weak trough would move over the district this afternoon, but may only produce isolated showers about the coast overnight and tomorrow morning.
“Based on the current pattern, there are warm temperatures forecast across the country,” Mr Taylor said.
“There might be a few isolated showers, but otherwise it looks like there will be warm, sunny conditions in the south-west until at least Thursday, when the next low-pressure system is due to move through.”
He said while the region would have a taste of warmer weather this week, it may not be wise to pack away the winter wardrobe just yet.
“The worst of winter may be behind us, but it wouldn’t be uncommon to have a cold outbreak during spring,” Mr Taylor said.