Air conditioners and fans will be getting a workout across South East Queensland over the coming days, with heatwave conditions for the region upgraded from severe to extreme.
The Bureau of Meteorology alerted residents to the upgraded forecast on Monday morning, warning people to brace for scorching temperatures on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
“Heatwave forecast has been upgraded to Extreme for SE Qld over the next three days,” the weather bureau said.
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“Severe intensity heatwave conditions continue for SE QLD and NE NSW locally reaching extreme intensity for the southeast interior and northern parts of NSW.”
Heatwave forecast has been upgraded to Extreme for #SEQld over the next 3 days #QldHeat. Expecting a cool change on Thursday. Keep up to date with our heatwave forecasts at https://t.co/A7A2cJ8g4r pic.twitter.com/A9hTKje9he
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) November 5, 2018
Temperatures are tipped to soar above 30 degrees across the Gold Coast, with 32C predicted for Coomera, Nerang and Robina today and Wednesday.
Tuesday’s temps are expected to be even warmer, with a top of 34 degrees predicted for Nerang, 33C for Coomera and 31C for Surfers Paradise.
Thankfully, we’re expected to see a cool change come through on Thursday.
You can keep up to date with the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest heatwave forecast here.