Gold Coasters are being warned to brace for another stinking hot week, with temps expected to soar into the high 30s.
The Gold Coast is expected to hit 31 degrees today, however in areas like Nerang, a top of 36 degrees is predicted.
At 7.00am on Monday morning, temps were already quite high at 22 degrees.
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Weather experts have warned that Thursday could be the hottest September day ever, with residents set to swelter through 38C at Nerang, 35C in Surfers and 37C at Coomera.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service imposed a total fire ban across the Gold Coast and Scenic Rim areas on Saturday, however that ended at midnight last night.
The hot weather has prompted the Queensland Ambulance service to issue warnings and tips about the heat.
“Plan your day around the heat – avoid being outdoors between 10am and 3pm which is the hottest part of the day,” a QAS spokesperson said.
“If you don’t have air-con at home consider spending time in a cool place like a shopping centre or cinema to beat the heat”.
Those most vulnerable to heat stress are the elderly, babies & kids, pregnant & breastfeeding women, and people with medical conditions.