G20: Obama set to arrive amid scorching Australian heatwave

THE president of the United States of America will arrive in Australia amid a scorching and potentially record breaking heatwave when he lands in Brisbane for the G20 summit this weekend.

President Barack Obama is set to touchdown in the state’s capital on Saturday when the heatwave will be at its peak.

Temperatures will soar to 41C just west of the CBD at Ipswich on Saturday, while the city centre heads for a top of 39C on Sunday.


It’s set to be a scorching reception for the president and his entourage, who are accustomed to 8 degree weather back at the White House this time of year.

There’ll be little relief further south on the Gold Coast, where the mercury will top between 35-41C across the city and its suburbs.

A steamy 35C and sweltering humidity is tipped for Surfers Paradise on Sunday which is on par to being the hottest November day in 20 years when 35.6 was recorded at the Seaway. 

Nerang is headed for 41C both Saturday and Sunday, Coomera 40C, Robina 35C and Coolangatta 33C. 

NOTE: Forecast as of 2:00AM Friday November 14. Temperatures subject to change. Please visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website for up-to-date forecasts.