Temperature swelters to break 25-year record

TODAY was the hottest September day on record for Kingaroy.

The temperature peaked almost two degrees higher than the previous record of 34 degrees set on September 30, 1988.

The hot weather is good news for South Burnett Refrigeration manager Ged Laherty who said business had improved since the sweltering temperatures hit.

"In the last few weeks it has been quiet, but in the last couple of days business has picked up because of the hot weather undoubtedly," he said.

"I'm expecting more orders, more quotes and more calls to fix air-conditioner breakdowns."

To keep cool Mr Laherty recommends setting your air-conditioners to about 23-24 degrees to prevent overworking the machine.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokeswoman said a stalled trough meant the hottest day was delayed on Wednesday.

But Wednesday was still the fifth-hottest day on record in September recording 32.9 degrees, joining September 25 and September 26 in 2008.

"A trough stalled (on Wednesday) and (today) we had a bigger cold front moving across the state," the spokeswoman said.

"Ahead of the trough we had hot and gusty winds drag that hot air from the interior of central Queensland where temperatures in the low 40s were felt (on Wednesday)."

South Burnett

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