Cool change brings relief as Queensland firefighters monitor fires
The cooler temperatures have brought some respite as residents of Ipswich suburbs return home on Saturday night after evacuating earlier in the day.After an unpredictable fire flared up and forced residents in the Ipswich suburbs of Bundamba, Karalee and North Booval to evacuate on Saturday afternoon, the fire was contained overnight.
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Monday could be the hottest March day on record for parts of south - east Queensland as the weather bureau warns temperatures could soar above 40 degrees for the first time. A three-day heatwave began on Sunday with parts of the Lockyer Valley expected to cop a maximum of 38 degrees.
South-East Queensland is in for a scorcher today with the weather bureau anticipating records could be broken.
Brisbane is expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius.
Ipswich, Laidley, and Esk are all forecast to reach 43C, while Boonah and Beaudesert will head towards 42C.
Australia could see hottest day on record next week as Perth heatwave conditions travel east
Australia could experience its hottest day on record next week as a hot air mass building in Western Australia that has generated a potentially deadly heatwave in Perth makes its way east.Perth is enduring an unprecedented heatwave for December, with the city expected to hover close to 40 degrees Celsius for four consecutive days until Sunday.
Records were smashed across New South Wales, as Green Cape in the state' s far south - east broke its November record by six Tibooburra and White Cliffs in NSW' s north-west will feel the worst of the heat with temperatures in the low 40 s expected. Very high fire danger warnings have been issued by
A day after some towns in South East Queensland received the hottest March temperatures they The extreme weather broke temperature records yesterday before a powerful storm swept over the In Gatton, west of Brisbane, temperatures reached 40C for the first time in March on record
The Bureau of Meteorology's Jonty Hall said the hot conditions were blowing in from the west.
"It is certainly going to be a warm day around the place," he said.
"Westerly winds are going to push pretty much all the way to the coast in South-East Queensland today so it's going to lead to quite a hot day really wherever you are in the south-east today."
He said temperatures would test December records in places.
"Gatton's record is 42 degrees and we're actually forecasting 43 so were fairly confident that one is going to go," Mr Hall said.
"Amberley's record is 43.8C … we're forecasting 43.4C, so pretty close. That one could be knocked off today as well.
"The slightly brighter news is it's really the last one. We've got a bit of relief coming through late today in the form of a south-easterly wind change, then some slightly milder conditions for a couple of days."
Thunderstorms soak south-east Queensland
Severe storms are hammering south-east Queensland, with more than 70mm of rain in half an hour in places. Thunderstorm warnings have been issued for areas of the south east nearly as far inland as Toowoomba.The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast damaging winds, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.© Weatherzone Heavy storms are lashing Queensland's south-east. People have been urged to move their vehicles undercover, secure loose outdoor items, and seek shelter.Southport on the Gold Coast received 76mm of rain in 30 minutes, prompting a warning about flash floods.https://twitter.
Temperatures could reach the high 40 s in the west of the state by Thursday. Total fire bans have been issued for the Central Ranges, Northern Slopes and North Western areas amid very high fire danger ratings on Sunday and more bushfire smoke will affect the Sydney Basin, the fire service said.
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Dry, hot weather will mean extreme fire danger for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt today.
A severe fire danger is forecast for Central Highlands, Coalfields, South-East Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett districts.
'Stay indoors when possible'
Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said people need to pay attention to their health.
"Drink plenty of fluids, preferably cool water, regularly throughout the day — don't wait until you're thirsty," she said.
"Stay indoors when possible, preferably in a building with air conditioning or good air flow, and limit strenuous outdoor activity.
"We have a heatwave gripping large parts of the state," she said.
"Experts have advised severe heatwave conditions across the central and south-eastern interior of the state over the next couple of days."
Mostly hot and dry forecast for Christmas .
A hot and dry Christmas is on the way for most of Australia with the chance of rain most prominent towards the top end, Tasmania and parts of NSW and Queensland"Unfortunately the smoke will be lingering around much of NSW, with temperatures cooler on the coast," meteorologist Dean Narramore from the Bureau of Meteorology told AAP.