Updated 10th Feb 2018. The prolonged widespread severe to extreme heatwave is forecast to begin across a majority of Queensland on Sunday. This heatwave is forecast to last through until Friday. Above image: Maximum temperatures via BSCH.
Widespread scorching temperatures of 40 to 45C will develop across the North West, Central West, Central inland, Southern inland and parts of the South East. Along the very exposed coast (close to the beach) very warm and humid conditions of 32 to 35C are expected. For Eastern inland parts the temps will quickly go up to between 36 and 41C.
Sundays statewide maximum forecast temperatures are as follows…
A majority of these forecast maximums are between 6 and 11C above the long term February average. Overnight minimum temperatures well also be 4 to 9C above average especially through Southern and Central inland parts. Longreach is only forecast to get down to 27C overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.