Southwest Qld in for scorching temps, hotter than Far North
AFTERNOONS in Southwest Queensland are not going to get any cooler than 34C this week as spring transitions into summer.
Temperatures in Roma will reach as low as 34C on Wednesday, with a 20 per cent chance of a possible storm, and as high as 38C on Monday, November 23 and also on Sunday, November 28.
Charleville residents can expect to see maximum temperatures as low as 37C this week and as high as 39C today, November 23.
These temperatures in the southwest are much warmer than Far North Queensland is expected to get, ranging between 31 - 33C for Cairns.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rosa Hoff said it’s normal for Southwest Queensland to be warmer than areas along the coast during this time of year, but there could be some relief from the scorching weather soon.
“Places like Roma and Charleville getting into the high 30s and 40s is not unusual this time of year,” Ms Hoff said.
“Good news is that some cooler air is going to creep up from the south tonight.”
The average maximum for Roma is 32C and for Charleville 33C, so this week is certainly hotter than usual.
“We are fairly far above average but not record breaking,” Ms Hoff said.
“We do have very high fire danger for the Maranoa and Warrego district.”
But as the cool air comes through the south tomorrow, November 24, the fire danger will be reduced to ‘high’.