Coast warned of ‘very high’ fire danger ahead of mini heatwave

GOLD Coast residents are being urged to take it easy today as the south-east braces for an mini heatwave.

Temperatures are expected to reach 33 degrees near the Coast, while areas like Nerang could get up to 38 degrees.

Further west, Beaudesert is tipped to get up to 41 degrees thanks to winds pushing warm air from inland.


The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service has rated today’s fire danger as ‘Very High’ but there are no fire bans in place at this stage.

The Darling Downs and Granite Belt, however, is rated as ‘Extreme’.

While resident’s in the Tweed are under a complete fire ban today with the rating sitting at ‘Severe’.

The entire Far North Coast is under the ban, which includes areas like Ballina, Byron and Lismore.

New England, North Western and Northern Slopes areas are also under complete fire bans, according to New South Wales Rural Fire Service.