EGG-TREME HEAT: A low-intensity heatwave is rippling through Warwick.
EGG-TREME HEAT: A low-intensity heatwave is rippling through Warwick. Lyndon Keane

Heatwave forcing temperatures to soar in Warwick

CONDITIONS don't look to be getting cooler in Warwick any time soon as a low-intensity heatwave hits the city.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Harry Clark said the average temperature for the Rose City in January was 30.3C.

But for the next seven days, temperatures will soar well above that.

"It's been hot over the last few days and it's going to remain that way, we're sticking around the mid-thirties for the next week,” Mr Clark said.

"The peak of the heat will be on Saturday with 38 degrees.”

Today is predicted to reach a top of 34C before climbing to greater heights on Saturday.

Sunday is forecast to hit a maximum temperature of 35C in Warwick.

Mr Clark said minimum temperatures for the next two days wouldn't be too high, with 16C predicted for today and 17C expected tomorrow.

"So there is a little bit of relief at night,” he said.

Mr Clark said a blocking high pressure system was causing the mercury to rise.

"It blocks all the changes from the south, it doesn't really allow the cool changes to make it into our area,” he said.

"It leaves us with a warm air mass lingering for most of the state.

"It's the very edge of the heatwave they're seeing in New South Wales and further south.”

A very high fire danger warning is in place for Warwick and will remain for the next four days.

Mr Clark said unforunately there wasn't any significant rain on the horizon for Warwick for the coming week.



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