Temperatures are forecast to nudge record breaking levels across South East QLD on Monday and Tuesday as a burst of extreme heat moves across the region! Above image – Maximums for Monday across SEQLD via BSCH / OCF.
Over the weekend, the South East QLD & North East NSW region is expected to be impacted by above average temperatures. Saturday looks to reach the low to mid 30’s (hot for this time of year – being early October, but not crazy). A weak cool change is expected to move through NENSW during the day triggering some isolated showers and storms as well as overnight through SEQLD. This should mean that Sunday is fractionally cooler… however Monday and Tuesday are expected to go to a whole new level of heat that is expected to threaten long standing temperature records across the region.
During Monday, a surface trough is forecast to become situated very close to the Coast and this will block the sea breeze from most areas and allow hot, dry and at times… gusty, Westerly winds to dominate. These winds are expected to push temperatures into the mid to high 30’s across areas close to the Coast with temperatures back Inland a bit nudging 40-42ºc! On Tuesday, a near identical setup is forecast to occur except with a cool change added into the mix. The timing of the change will mean everything as temperatures will drop rapidly behind it – however it doesn’t look to move through SEQLD until after midnight – so this will likely mean another day of extreme heat.