Qld regions likely to break heat records

THE Darling Downs could break all-time maximum September temperature records this week.

Toowoomba is expected to hit 34C on Thursday while Oakey, Dalby, Kingaroy and Goondiwindi also might break records.

But it is Queensland's north west - Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Julia Creek - that are likely to hit the highest temperatures this week at 40-41C.

The coastal areas will not get the same heat intensity, with coast winds cooling things down.

A Bureau of Meteorology forecaster said north-westerly winds were bringing warm air from the centre of the country.

But he said it was just a few hot days, not a heat wave where the minimum temperature barely dropped.

The forecaster said the state would cool down on Friday but warm up again for the weekend.


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