Cody and Blake Wootton cool off at the beach.
Cody and Blake Wootton cool off at the beach. Max Fleet

Bundy region heads for a scorcher

BUNDABERG will be one of the hottest places in Queensland tomorrow, as Mother Nature continues to turn up the heat on the Wide Bay region with above-average temperatures.

Bureau of Meteorology spokesman Peter Otto said although the sweltering temperatures were expected at this time of year, they were above the average for January.

"Tomorrow's temperature will be a scorcher at 34.4 degrees - one of the hottest places in Queensland when compared to the annual average," Mr Otto said.

"The last time we experienced this type of heat was in March last year."

The next few days have the capacity to range to four degrees above the average and may even reach Bundaberg's January record of 37 degrees, notched up back in 1995.

"The inland and western parts of the Bundaberg region can naturally expect to be three, four or even five degrees hotter," he said.

"There will be some relief, though, as a cool change is expected to come through on Friday and will bring the region down to about 29 degrees."

With more expected hot weeks ahead, Cancer Council Queensland is once again reminding people to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide while they are out enjoying the region's best outdoor spots.

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