Weather to get hotter with plenty of storms

Storms across region and more are on the way
Storms across region and more are on the way Contributed

IF YOU think it's been hot and stormy lately, you may be interested to know that it is going to get worse.

The Bureau of Meteorology came within 0.4 of a degree with yesterday's forecast maximum of 33 degrees.

The 2.38pm maximum reached 32.6 degrees, a BoM forecaster said yesterday.

But that is just the beginning.


"Pretty much four days of thunderstorms and hotter temperatures (today and tomorrow)," the forecaster said.

Today's forecast maximum is 35 degrees and it will be hotter again on Friday, at 36 degrees, the bureau predicts.

 He said the same kind of weather instability we have been experiencing this week would still be around.

Another upper level trough will move in on Friday and bring back the instability.

"Friday is going to be quite hot and as the day progresses we'll see temperatures rise with more clouds and showers and possibly some thunderstorms.

"As we move into Saturday, some south easterly changes will move up the coast, keeping temperatures down to 30 on Saturday and 29 Sunday, with Monday's maximum forecast at 31 degrees.

"Essentially we'll have four days of thunderstorms right throughout south east Queensland from the Fraser Coast south," he said..

Topics:  forecast heat storm storm-prep weather

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