News

Summer announces its arrival with high temperatures

Temperatures will be above average over the next week as summer arrives.
Temperatures will be above average over the next week as summer arrives. Flickr/J A Warner

QUEENSLANDERS will swelter through above-average temperatures when summer arrives with a blast of hot north-westerly winds over the weekend.

The mercury is expected to climb above 30 degrees in Brisbane on Thursday and continue rising into early next week when a top of 34 degrees is predicted.

Temperatures won't be as high in Gladstone, with the next few days expected to hit 30 degrees, followed by 31 on Sunday and 32 on Monday and Tuesday.

In Ipswich, a maximum temperature of 38 degrees is expected on Sunday, while in Birdsville, in the state's far south-west corner, the mercury will soar to 45 degrees.

"We've got a very slow moving trough situated across western Queensland, as well as some very, very hot northwesterly winds bringing in heat and humid air from the inland areas," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Grant told the Brisbane Times.

"Everyone's well and truly going to know that summer is here.

"There will be hardly a location in Queensland that will be below 30 degrees by the start of summer."

Temperatures will return to average in the latter part of next week, the bureau has predicted.

Chief health officer Jeannette Young has activated Queensland's heat stress response plan after advice from the weather bureau.

People should drink water when thirsty, and avoid tea and coffee because they worsen dehydration.

Residents without air conditioning should stay cool under a fan with a wet face cloth or a spray bottle filled with water.

People with elderly parents or neighbours are asked to make sure they open their windows to let the cooler air come through, if they haven't got air conditioning.

Pets should be provided with plenty of water


Topics:  forecast, gladstone, hot, summer, temperatures


Stay Connected

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

Tim Gilbert returns to Airlie with Today Show team

The Today Show's sports presenter, Tim Gilbert will join the rest of the team when they visit Airlie Beach on Wednesday, June 1 for their We Love Australia tour. Supplied by Channel 9. Photo contributed.

Tim Gilbert is heading to Airlie Beach tomorrow with the Today Show

Pony club pays tribute to Billie

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
Photo contributed.

Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Christensen campaign signs defaced

FACE OFF: Federal member for Dawson George Christensen's campaign signs were targeted by vandals last night. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

Vandals last night defaced George Christensen's campaign signs.

Latest deals and offers

Today Show sees big crowds gather

The Today Show, broadcasting live from the Airlie Beach foreshore, has drawn in big crowds.

Tim Gilbert returns to Airlie with Today Show team

The Today Show's sports presenter, Tim Gilbert will join the rest of the team when they visit Airlie Beach on Wednesday, June 1 for their We Love Australia tour. Supplied by Channel 9. Photo contributed.

Tim Gilbert is heading to Airlie Beach tomorrow with the Today Show

Pullen accused plead guilty to manslaughter

Timothy Pullen.

Men plead guilty to manslaughter in Mackay court

Pony club pays tribute to Billie

YOUNG STAR: 12-year-old Billie Kinder. 
Photo contributed.

Former Whitsunday local 12-year-old Billie Kinder has died.

Christensen campaign signs defaced

FACE OFF: Federal member for Dawson George Christensen's campaign signs were targeted by vandals last night. 
Photo Rory Sheavils / The Guardian

Vandals last night defaced George Christensen's campaign signs.

Woman kicks and scratches police

An Airlie Beach woman has been charged after a vicious police assault.

Police have charged a woman following a violent attack.

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Bennett, Langer, Thurston and others talk Cam Smith

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked