If you reside in Southeast Queensland, it’s probably rather apparent by now that you’re in the midst of a pretty brutal 3-day heatwave.
Ready for some Autumn heat? 🌡️ A severe #HeatWave is forecast for #SEQLD from Sunday with temperatures in southern Qld set to rise up to 8°C above average. 🥵 Heat records may be broken on Monday! ☀️Make sure you have plenty of water and stay in the shade! @qldhealthnews pic.twitter.com/0bJc7IfPSw
— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) March 9, 2019
Well, I hope you have your ice-baths at the ready and your air-cons in a workable state – today is expected to be the pinnacle of the heatwave, with some areas in the southeast predicted to rise above 40°C. No chill.
As Brisbane is set to reach a subtle 35°C today, and Ipswich boasts an even-subtler 39°C predicted reading, places such as Gatton and the wider Lockyer Valley region could crack the 40°C mark. A severe heatwave warning has subsequently been issued to southeast QLD.
“We’ve actually never recorded a temperature in the 40s in the south-east coast district in March, which extends to Toowoomba and the Scenic Rim,” meteorologist David Crock told the Brisbane Times.
It’ll be a record-breaker if temperatures do rise above 40 today, becoming the hottest March day for those areas. For more information about today’s absolute sizzler, head on over to the Bureau of Meteorology‘s QLD page.
Remember to slip, slop, slap, my dudes.
Source: The Brisbane Times