WEATHER: Gold Coasters warned to brace for scorching hot temps

Finally, it’s time to say goodbye to the rain for a little while!

A mini heatwave is set to hit the Gold Coast tomorrow, with temperatures likely to soar into the 30s.

According to Meteorologist Livio Regano, the mercury is predicted to hit 33 degrees in Surfers Paradise on Friday, with inland areas tipped to experience even warmer weather.


Brisbane is also in for a scorcher, with the city warned to brace for its hottest day since February at 35C.

Mr Regano says it’s good news for Gold Coasters hoping to hit the beach this weekend.

“Up until next week it’s unlikely we will get any rain apart from tonight,” he said.

“We might see a late storm tonight and then that’s probably the last of it.”

According to the weather bureau, the upcoming temperatures are above average for late October, however Mr Regano says a hot spell in Spring is not unusual.

Further west, places in Central and Western Queensland are looking at 40 degree temperatures for about 7 days straight.

Gold Coasters are being urged to make the most of the warm weather while it lasts.

“The city is likely to see a farily dramatic cool change next week, dropping back to 23 degrees with showers,” Meteorologist Mr Regano said.