A local fire ban issued on the Gold Coast has been extended through to next week as the region continues to be impact by warm and windy weather.
It means locals will not be allowed to light fires in the open until midnight on Monday. All permits to light fire previously issued in the local fire ban areas are hereby cancelled.
The previous ban was due to end at midnight on Wednesday.
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It comes as heatwave conditions continue to move across the east of the country, seeing temperatures rise to as high as 47 degrees in parts of western Queensland.
Here on the Gold Coast, sea breezes are saving us from the worst of the heat but we will still see warmer conditions.
Wednesday is expected to bring the warmest weather to the Coast with temperatures expected to be at least 32 degrees near the beach and a few degrees warmer in suburbs like Coomera and Nerang.
Significant cloud cover will help cool things down slightly on Thursday but we can still expect tops around 29 degrees.
Friday and Saturday are both look partly cloudy with tops around 30 degrees before it warms up to a top of 32 again on Sunday.