QLD heatwave day 4 14th Feb 2018

QLD heatwave day 4 14th Feb 2018

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Posted 14th Feb 2018. The prolonged widespread severe to extreme heatwave is forecast to continue across a majority of Queensland on Wednesday. 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.

Wednesdays statewide maximum forecast temperatures are as follows…

Southern QLD: Brisbane CBD 35C – Eastern suburbs 33C – Western suburbs 40C, Ipswich 40C, Sunshine Coast 34C, Nambour 36C, Gold Coast 33C, Nerang 37C, Coomera 37C, Gympie 38C, Maryborough 35C, Bundaberg 34C, Gatton 41C, Toowoomba 36C, Warwick 39C, Inglewood & Millmerran 38C, Stanthorpe 35C, Dalby 40C, Roma 41C, Charleville 42C, St George 41C, Goondiwindi 41C, Quilpie 42C, Birdsville 42C.

Central QLD: Gladstone 35C, Biloela 40C, Gayndah 40C, Rockhampton 39C, Mackay 34C, Moranbah 42C, Emerald 41C, Longreach 45C, Boulia 43C.

Northern QLD: Townsville 34C, Cairns 33C, Weipa 33C, Georgetown 37C, Charters Towers 39C, Richmond 42C, Cloncurry 43C, Mt Isa 41C, 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 30C overnight on Wednesday. 
Below image: BOM heatwave Wednesday to Friday.

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