Total fire ban declared for Gold Coast, Scenic Rim ahead of warm spell

A total fire ban has been declared for large parts of the south-east, including the Gold Coast, as we prepare for a run of hot weather.

The ban covers the Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Logan areas as well as Ipswich, Somerset and the Lockyer Valley.

It will start at midnight tonight and run until midnight next Friday.


It comes as the fire danger is set to increase with warm temperatures forecast for the south-east.

The Gold Coast will hit a top of 28 on Saturday before a cool, gusty change in the evening.

Sunday will be the most tolerable day with a top of just 24.

By Monday the mercury will soar to 31 degrees with north westerly winds forecast.

Tuesday will also hit 31 degrees before another cool change moves through in the afternoon, bringing possible storms.

The fire ban means all fire permits in affected areas have been cancelled.

Residents can still use power tools but are urged to do so with extreme care and ensure they have equipment on hand should they spark a fire.