Posted 13th Feb 2018. The prolonged widespread severe to extreme heatwave is forecast to continue across a majority of Queensland on Tuesday. This heatwave is forecast to last through until Saturday for Eastern districts while continuing through the Western half of the state. Above image: Maximum temperatures via BSCH. 

Widespread scorching temperatures of 40 to 45C will continue 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.

Tuesdays statewide maximum forecast temperatures are as follows…

Southern QLD: Brisbane CBD 35C – Eastern suburbs 32C – Western suburbs 37C, Ipswich 37C, Sunshine Coast 33C, Nambour 34C, Gold Coast 32C, Nerang 35C, Coomera 35C, Gympie 37C, Maryborough 35C, Bundaberg 33C, Gatton 39C, Toowoomba 35C, Warwick 37C, Inglewood & Millmerran 37C, Stanthorpe 33C, Dalby 40C, Roma 42C, Charleville 43C, St George 41C, Goondiwindi 40C, Quilpie 44C, Birdsville 44C.

Central QLD: Gladstone 33C, Biloela 41C, Gayndah 40C, Rockhampton 39C, Mackay 34C, Moranbah 43C, Emerald 43C, Longreach 45C, Boulia 45C.

Northern QLD: Townsville 34C, Cairns 33C, Weipa 33C, Georgetown 38C, Charters Towers 40C, Richmond 42C, Cloncurry 44C, Mt Isa 42C, Burketown 36C.

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. Very hot, humid oppressive nights also expected along the coast. Longreach is only forecast to get down to 29C overnight on Tuesday. 
Below image: BOM heatwave Tuesday to Thursday.

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