Queensland heatwave set to break

A week-long heatwave that savaged Queensland is set to break today and be replaced by storms.

Brisbane hit a top of 32.8C on Tuesday, with inland areas reaching the mid-30s and southern and central Queensland peaking above 40C.

Winton in central Queensland was the hottest in the state on 44.3C, for the town’s seventh straight day over 40C.


The Bureau says some relief is on the way, with a cool change expected by today in the south, and extending to the north and west by Thursday.

Storms are predicted for the southeast from today and heading into the weekend.

It comes after a sudden storm which dumped 45mm of rain in just seven minutes at Mount Tamborine yesterday, and left 17,900 homes across the region without power.