Warm weather continues into next week

UPDATE: 2.10pm Saturday

TEMPERATURES could hit higher than initial predictions of a 32 degree maximum today.

Weatherzone says the mercury is expected to reach 34 degrees about 3pm. The temperature is currently sitting at 31 degrees in Kingaroy but feels significantly hotter because of the 51% relatively humidity.

There's still a chance of isolated thunderstorms around the region mid-afternoon, bringing with them slightly cooler temperatures.


ABOVE average temperatures for March will continue into early next week after a slight reprieve on Sunday.

Weatherzone forecaster Guy Dixon said tomorrow would reach a top of 32 degrees, more than 4 above the March maximum temperature, before storms rolled in.

"A low pressure trough lingering in inland parts of Queensland is due to drift eastwards over the weekend," he said.

He said this would bring isolated showers to the South Burnett tomorrow and Sunday afternoon.

"It looks like rainfall is going to be isolated but could potentially bring 10-20mm of rain," he said.

The mercury will reach a high of 27 degrees on Sunday afternoon - roughly the long term March average.

"We are looking at a gradual warming trend mid-late next week," Mr Dixon said.

"Monday and Tuesday will be 28 degrees and Wednesday and Thursday could be 30 degrees."

He said night-time temperatures also remained a couple of degrees above this month's long term average.

"We have only seen one day this month fall below the monthly average and that was the 7th of March. Every other day has been above average," he said.

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