TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Things are only going to get hotter on the Southern Downs. Picture: Dave Hunt
TOO HOT TO HANDLE: Things are only going to get hotter on the Southern Downs. Picture: Dave Hunt

RECORD-BREAKING: Southern Down temperatures to soar

WARWICK could experience record-breaking temperatures next week as the mercury soars into the high 30s.

It’s been hot and sunny across Queensland, with temperature records broken at Nambour and Gatton this weekend.

The Rose City could be next, coming within a degree and a half of hitting its hottest December day on record, clocking in at a high of 38.6C on Saturday.

The record of 40.4C was last recorded on December 29, 2013.

According to BOM meteorologist Lauren Pattie, the region will come close to beating that on either Thursday or Friday.

“Westerly winds are going to push through and makes things hotter,” Ms Pattie said.

“There is definitely a potential for records to be broken later in the week.

“It’ll be a degree here or there, but either way it’s going to be damn hot with unfortunately no real relief in sight.”

The region’s only reprieve could come in the form of isolated thunderstorms moving west from Wide Bay.

“There is a small chance the showers and storms will pass over you,” Miss Pattie said.

“We can hope.”


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