News

Central Queensland to suffer scorching temperatures

SCORCHING temperatures are forecast across Central Queensland in the coming week, with 40-degree days "not out of the question".

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesperson said most centres across the region would hit 38 to 39-degrees today and tomorrow, with humidity rising later in the week as cloud cover spreads and storms brew.

"It will still be warm during Wednesday, we will start to see a bit of cloud develop Wednesday afternoon and evening with a slight chance of a storm forming," the BOM spokesperson said.

"That's mostly in the north-east part of Central Queensland - the Clermont, Moranbah region."

Warm overnight temperatures of 23-24 degrees are forecast for Wednesday.

Slight relief from the heat should come later in the week though with temperatures falling back to the mid-30s from Thursday, and a 50% chance of showers and storms in the afternoon and evening.

"A south-easterly pushes through then so it will feel like a much better change - Friday and Saturday will feel cooler and region will be a bit fresher," the BOM spokesperson said.

Only minimal rainfall is forecast during storms, with most showers only expected to produce about 1-5mm of rain.

 

Don't forget your furry friend during those steamy days. Keep them cool with the following tips, courtesy of CQ Pet Rescue president Susan Consedine:

KEEP PETS COOL: Don't forget your furry friend in the hot days ahead forecast across Central Queensland.
KEEP PETS COOL: Don't forget your furry friend in the hot days ahead forecast across Central Queensland. Meghan Kidd
  • Make sure your pet has access to shade and grass.
  • Make sure there is a good supply of water kept in a cool place, multiple bowls, or even fill up a shell pool for them to play in, or put the sprinkler on.
  • Freeze bones, toys, or block of ice for them to play with.
  • Don't exercise your dogs in the heat of the day - only early in the morning or at night once the pavement is cool.
  • If your pet seems unusually lethargic in the heat, hose them down immediately with cold water, especially on their bellies.
  • If you were planning to groom your dog, plan to do so before temperatures rise so they are more comfortable
  • Signs that your pet is suffering from heat distress: Vomiting or drooling, fatigue, heavy panting or difficulty breathing, diarrhea or seizures

Topics:  bureau of meteorlogy central queensland weather


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Serving up a tasty fundraiser

YARNS APLENTY: Bush poet Murray Hartin will entertain diners at the Springsure State School's Paddock to Plate 2017 dinner.

Springsure State School is serving up a yummy fundraiser.

Let's seal our future prosperity

KNEE DEEP: Matthew and Bernadette Paine's daughter Grace demonstrates how the heavy traffic load causes incredible wear and tear on Springsure-Tambo Rd.

Region outgrows dirt road

Emerald runners compete in ultra 100km in NSW

The group, which trained together in the lead-up to the race, faced unpredictable conditions on race day.

Six Emerald runners competed in the Ultra Trail Australia 100km race

Local Partners

Solar farm influx

The CHRC has received an influx of solar farm applications recently, highlighting the region's readiness for investment and innovation.

What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

What public holidays are left in 2017

Ipswich residents will get the day off tomorrow for the show.

IPSWICH residents will get tomorrow off for the show

Caitlyn comes home to launch debut album

Gympie's Caitlyn Shadbolt will launch here debut album Songs On My Sleeve at an exclusive all-ages concert in Gympie on Friday, May 26.

Win tickets to Caitlyn's album launch

Dreamworld may supersize with 'Disneyland expansion'

OWNERS of icon Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld want to super-size the site with accommodation and entertainment to turn it into Australia’s Disneyland.

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000 calorie diet

Brian Shaw won his 4th World's Strongest Man title. Source: Twitter

World’s strongest man reveals incredible 12,000-calorie diet

ABC2 slammed over football exhibition match coverage

Fans weren't too happy with ABC2's coverage of Wednesday night's game.

ABC2 slammed for coverage of soccer exhibition match

'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

Join us for a Great Night as we Proudly present Lisa Wilkinson

“And you believe everything you read?”

Rebel Wilson trial: The secret we never could have known

Rebel Wilson outside court

“Most people wouldn’t know it exists,” she said.

Janet’s back in the ring

Marta Dusseldorp returns in season three of the TV series Janet King.

Season three of ABC's legal drama delves deeper than ever before.

Game of Thrones drops new trailer for season 7

Game of Thrones fans have been given a new trailer for season 7.

Fans are finally getting a full-throttled peak at season seven.

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!