Alex Bayntun, 5, shows one way to keep cool in this hot humid weather but it requires two slushies from your parents Tropical Island slushie machine.
Alex Bayntun, 5, shows one way to keep cool in this hot humid weather but it requires two slushies from your parents Tropical Island slushie machine. Robyne Cuerel

Records tumble in Qld and NSW with the heat

PARTS of Queensland and Northern New South Wales have sweltered through one of the hottest November days on record.

Records started to tumble mid-morning as the mercury hit 33.1 in Brisbane, 39.8 in Ipswich, 36.6 in Maroochydore, 36.4 in Gympie, 32.3 in Toowoomba and 28.7at Grafton at 11am.

But that was only the start.

Come 2pm the mercury had reached 33.8 in Brisbane, 40.5 in Ipswich, 28 in Maroochydore, 40.9 in Gympie, 30.7 in Toowoomba and 30.9 at Grafton.

Archerfield, located south of Brisbane, recorded one of the highest temperatures in the state - a massive 41.1degrees.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Richard Wardle said the severe heatwave conditions had affected much of south-east Queensland and parts of the northern New South Wales border region.

He said the heatwave conditions were expected to ease on Monday after the surface trough had moved through Queensland's south-east.

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