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Temperatures set to soar for parts of QLD next week

Graeme Brittain, Saturday November 24, 2018 - 12:58 AEDT

Very hot air is making its way over northern and eastern parts of Queensland, with extreme heatwave conditions expected to impact a large area.

Slow moving low pressure systems to the south, combined with a coastal trough adjacent to the Queensland coast, will allow the hot air to spread towards the coast from the interior of the country.

Parts of the central districts of the state, Herbert & Lower Burdekin, North Tropical Coast & Tablelands, and Northern Goldfields & Upper Flinders are expected to experience the most extreme heat, through the period from Sunday to Tuesday

Areas right next the coastline will see seabreeze development each day, providing some slight temporary relief from the heat, but nights will still be oppressively hot and humid here.

The official definition of a heatwave in Australia is "Three or more days of high maximum and minimum temperatures that are unusual for that location".

Many locations in the north and east of Queensland will experience heatwave conditions between now and Thursday. Further ahead, there are also signs of a second burst of heat next weekend affecting a similar area.

During heatwaves, try to stay hydrated, avoid physical exertion outside during the day, and keep an eye on people who are more susceptible to succumbing to heat stress.

- Weatherzone

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