Another round of hot to very hot conditions is expected to sweep across Southern Inland and South Eastern QLD during the weekend and into early next week with numerous locations pushing into the low to mid 40s including areas East of the Ranges! Above image: Maximums for South East QLD on Sunday showing temperatures well into the 40s over Inland areas – image via WeatherWatch.
North to North Westerly winds are forecast to dominate the Southern and South Eastern districts of Queensland during the weekend and into early next week ahead of a cool change moving up from New South Wales into Queensland. These winds will interact with warm / hot and dry air aloft which will mix down and allow surface temperatures to push the 10-12ºc above average (thats 10-12ºc above normal for December) range for some locations and the 5-8ºc above average range for a very broad region which will include Coastal areas that are subject to lower temperatures but higher humidity. These conditions will help areas such as the Scenic Rim, Ipswich Council Region, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane Valley and Burnett areas push into the low to possibly even locally mid 40s during Sunday and the 40s once again on Monday. While areas West of the Ranges are expected to see maximums on a more widespread and broader scale in the low to mid 40s between Saturday and Monday – even the high 40s again across South West and Western QLD. While conditions will be very hot, thats undeniable, its not expected that many records will be challenged this time (maybe only a couple will come close to falling) around due to previous December’s have similar strength heatwaves over recent years.
Maximums during Saturday (December 5th) across the Southern half of QLD via WeatherWatch
A trough moving through South West and Southern QLD on Sunday will provide some relief for ‘some’ areas, but very hot conditions will still occur ahead of this trough. The change coming through will also be beneficial for producing showers and storms across Southern and South East QLD before this shower and storm activity spreads into Central areas next week. Forecasts for these will be provided for our members HERE.
Maximums during Sunday (December 6th) across the Southern half of QLD via WeatherWatch