Heatwave hits eastern Queensland

Heatwave hits eastern Queensland

Heatwave hits eastern Queensland as outback air mass heads towards coast

Posted on 06.12.2019

A heatwave is gripping eastern Queensland, where some communities will sweat through temperatures up to 12 degrees Celsius above average today and tomorrow.

A hot and very dry air mass is coming in strong from the outback, which is unusual for this time of year.

A large chunk of the state is experiencing a low-intensity heatwave, however parts of south-east Queensland will endure severe conditions.

But Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Jess Gardner said when it came to the temperature they were “not expecting any records to be broken at this stage”.

“There is a chance we could see some records broken for how long a run of hot temperatures we’ve had but we would have to look at that after the event,” she said.


Key points

  • Most of northern Australia is experiencing a heatwave
  • Hot, dry winds from the interior are blowing east across Queensland
  • Temperature records are not expected to tumble, despite being 12C above average in some areas

ABC News





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