Heatwave conditions look set to continue across Queensland this week with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting above average temperatures until Friday.
BOM forecaster Annabelle Ford said hot conditions would be seen through much of the state as the week progressed.
“We’ve got very hot conditions through much of central Queensland, that leads to extreme heatwave conditions for some places,” she said.
“That’s continuing pretty much until Friday when it will get a bit cooler.”
Ms Ford said southeast Queensland would likely see a repeat of yesterday’s severe thunderstorms this afternoon, with the Darling Downs area likely to see storm activity from tomorrow.
“From Wednesday, we get more of a surface trough developing that could see storms, from Urandangi to Longreach then down to Roma, and anywhere north of that line,” she said.
And it seems nowhere in the state can escape the predicted heatwave.
Towns in the central-west like Winton, Longreach, and Blackall are predicted to reach a top of 44 degrees today, while towns in the south like Goondiwnidi will hit 42 and coastal areas such as Rockhampton will make a top of 41.