Lots more heat on the way this week

WITH temperatures more than eight degrees above average predicted for the remainder of the week, air-conditioners and fans will go into overdrive with Rose City residents trying to escape the heat.

Warwick will reach a top of 38 degrees today with the conditions only to get worse by Sunday which will be a scorcher at a top of 40 degrees.

A trough which was located over central New South Wales this week is moving closer to south-east Queensland.

The trough is expected to bring hot to very hot, dry gusty winds for the next seven days and humidity will be at a low 15%.

Andrew Bufalino from the Bureau of Meteorology said the conditions should begin to ease slightly next week.

"It looks like there will be some thunderstorm activity on the Southern Downs next week," he said.

"However at this stage it doesn't look like much rain will fall.

"With the temperatures above average this week they should begin to return to the average 30-degree mark for this time of year."

Due to the conditions this week a severe fire danger is forecasted for the Southern Downs.

Residents are urged to call 000 immediately if they see a fire.



Firefighters work overnight to contain vegetation fire

Firefighters work overnight to contain vegetation fire

Rural crew returns to the scene this morning to continue monitoring

Heatwave forcing temperatures to soar in Warwick

Heatwave forcing temperatures to soar in Warwick

It might be hot today, but tomorrow will be a scorcher

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