QLD heatwave day 5 15th Feb 2018

QLD heatwave day 5 15th Feb 2018


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…

Southern QLD: Brisbane CBD 33C – Eastern suburbs 32C – Western suburbs 38C, Ipswich 38C, Sunshine Coast 33C, Nambour 35C, Gold Coast 32C, Nerang 35C, Coomera 35C, Gympie 38C, Maryborough 35C, Bundaberg 33C, Gatton 40C, Toowoomba 36C, Warwick 38C, Inglewood & Millmerran 39C, Stanthorpe 34C, Dalby 40C, Roma 41C, Charleville 41C, St George 41C, Goondiwindi 41C, Quilpie 42C, Birdsville 42C.

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

Northern QLD: Townsville 34C, Cairns 33C, Weipa 33C, Georgetown 37C, Charters Towers 39C, Richmond 43C, Cloncurry 44C, Mt Isa 42C, Burketown 36C.

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.


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