Posted 15th Feb 2018. The prolonged widespread severe to extreme heatwave is forecast to continue across a majority of Queensland on Thursday. This heatwave is forecast to last through until Saturday for Eastern districts while continuing until mid next week 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.
Thursdays statewide maximum forecast temperatures are as follows…
A majority of these forecast maximums are between 6 and 11C above the long term February average for longer than 3 days constituting a heatwave. 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 27C overnight on Thursday. Below image: BOM heatwave Thursday to Saturday.