South Burnett is in for a scorcher

BEAT THE HEAT: Vets advise to keep your pets cool as temperatures rise this summer.
BEAT THE HEAT: Vets advise to keep your pets cool as temperatures rise this summer. Contributed

UPDATE: The mercury hit 32.9 degrees at 13.30pm in Kingaroy today and is scheduled to hit a maximum of 35.


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STAY in the shade South Burnett, because it is about to get hot.

A heatwave is due to hit large parts of Queensland, with temperatures of the mid-30s due for Kingaroy in the next few days.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jess Carey said central and western Queensland were in for a scorcher.

"We've got a significant heatwave through inland Queensland, most notably west of South Burnett," Mr Carey said.

He added that South Burnett would not be as hot as Charleville or Roma, but it will hit the mid-30s.

"It is not going to break any records," he said.

In Kingaroy the maximum forecast for tomorrow is 35 degrees, increasing to 36 on Saturday.

"It's going to be quite hot, so it's good pool weather," he said.

Temperatures will cool down from Sunday into next week, when there is a possibility of showers hitting the South Burnett.

Queensland Cancer Council spokeswoman Katie Clift said residents should remember to be sun smart during the heat. 

"Where possible, people should avoid sun exposure, especially during periods of extreme heat, at the peak of the day," Mr Clift said.

"We recommend Queenslanders abide by all five sun protective recommendations - slip on protective clothing, slop on minimum SPF30 broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen, slap on a broad-brimmed hat, seek shade and slide on wrap-around sunnie when out and about."

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