PARTS of the Gold Coast are set to swelter through temperatures close to 40 degrees* on Monday.
Scorching summer temperatures, lightning storms, and elevated fire dangers are expected ahead of a surface trough that is drifting east across southern Queensland.
The threat of bushfire on the Gold Coast is very real and residents are asked to remain extra vigilant of conditions.
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The mercury will be at its hottest on Monday, with a sweltering 40C* forecast for Nerang and 38C* forecast for Coomera.
If you spot an unattended fire, call triple-zero (000) immediately.
It’ll be slightly cooler the closer you get towards the coast, with Robina tipped to hit 33C*, Surfers 33C* and Coolangatta 30C*.
Afternoon showers and dry lightning storms will be possible about the southeast in a broad band ahead of the trough on Monday and Tuesday but unfortunately, there’s little to no rainfall expected.
A cooler southeasterly wind change is expected to bring some relief to the Gold Coast when it moves through southeast Queensland sometime Tuesday morning.
Temperatures will then gradually recede as the working week goes on, dropping back to around 26C* by next Saturday.
Min 17 Max 40| Nerang
Min 17 Max 38 | Coomera
Min 19 Max 33 | Robina
Min 20 Max 33 | Surfers Paradise
Min 19 Max 30| Coolangatta
Min 20 Max 34| Nerang
Min 20 Max 34 | Coomera
Min 21 Max 30 | Robina
Min 22 Max 30 | Surfers Paradise
Min 20 Max 28| Coolangatta
PICTURE: Liquid Boulevard
*forecast as of 8:15AM EST Monday October 27. Temperatures subject to change. Please refer to the Bureau of Meteorology for up-to-date forecasts.