Queensland expecting extreme heatwave next week


Queenslanders should prepare for an early glimpse of Summer next week. Temperatures in the South-East are expected to be 11 degrees above the Spring average.

Lachlan Cross reports.

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Things are well and truly heating up in Queensland.

Monday and Tuesday next week are set to reach 33 and 34 degrees respectively in Brisbane.

Kimba Wong, Bureau of Meteorology: “There is a ridge of high pressure building in the upper atmosphere so the air mass over the state and over central Australia is stagnating and slowly warming.”

The weather could pose a significant