John Laidlaw from Two Jays Farm, 10km west of Warwick was prepped for the heatwave with a XXXX Gold at the ready.
John Laidlaw from Two Jays Farm, 10km west of Warwick was prepped for the heatwave with a XXXX Gold at the ready.

Respite in sight? When this heat will end for Warwick

IT WAS hotter than the Sahara Desert in parts of Queensland over the weekend as the record-breaking heatwave took its toll.

On Saturday, Warwick recorded it's hottest day ever, and yesterday didn't feel too much better.

Today will get up to the mid-30s, however, for the first time in a week a solid chance of rain is forecast.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, there is a 70% chance of a shower, most likely late this morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Dean Narramore said after sweating through a hot night last night, southeast Queenslanders could expect some slight relief from the conditions today.

"It will be noticeably cooler along the coast, but still quite humid," he said.

"There is a severe fire weather warning in place for the Darling Downs and expected showers and possibly severe thunderstorms in the southeast later (today)."

Tomorrow will be even cooler, sitting around the 30 degree mark and with the chance of a couple of showers.

Wednesday is expected to hit a max of 30 degrees, Thursday will be a little hotter at 33 and Friday is expected to get to 34.

The first thunderstorm of the heatwave is expected Saturday.

The blistering temperatures saw Thargomindah become Queensland's hottest spot, where residents sweated through a 47.2C day - Queensland's hottest ever February day.

Residents of the Darling Downs were also hit with their hottest day ever as Gatton (45.7C), Oakey (42.8C), Toowoomba (40.8C) and Kingaroy (41.6C) smashed their maximum temperatures.

It was the first time Toowoomba reached 40C in more than 50 years.



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