Temperature records are being broken day after day and the south-east is is experiencing some sweltering temperatures. Read our tips on how to beat the heat.
Queensland and certain parts of Australia are certainly feeling the heat these holidays.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Regional Director Queensland, Rob Webb, said day and night temperature records have been broken. Many inland towns have recorded temperatures above 40 C for much of the past week.
The Sunday just past was extremely warm with locations around Queensland reaching record temperatures into the fourties.
Preliminary data shows that Miles reached 43.8 C and Roma had a scorcher at 44.7C. Longreach recorded its warmest ever night at 30.7C, breaking a 45 year record.
Mr Webb said the extreme heat is being caused by “a slow moving air mass which remains stagnant over Queensland. Without any major weather systems likely to move it out of the State in coming days, we expect the heat will continue until the weekend.”
Mr Webb is urging everyone to “stay cool, drink plenty of water and keep an eye on the frail and sick in your community.”
Tips to beat the heat this holidays;
What ways do you like to keep cool when the heat hits?