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Heatwave on its way to region: Toowoomba to miss the worst

A severe heatwave is forecast for parts of south-west Queensland over the next few days.
A severe heatwave is forecast for parts of south-west Queensland over the next few days.

PARTS of southwest Queensland will swelter through a "severe heatwave" over the coming days, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. 

While Toowoomba's temperatures are set to remain around four to five degrees above average, the Garden City will escape the worst of the heatwave. 

BOM duty forecaster Janine Yuasa said there was an outside chance of a shower or storm "sneaking up" from the south today and tomorrow, but more activity was likely around the Stanthorpe and Warwick areas. 

"On Friday and Saturday in particular... there's a bit more of a chance with showers and thunderstorms," she said. 

Toowoomba will hit a top of 32 degrees today and 30 degrees tomorrow before climbing to 33 on Saturday and 32 on Sunday. 

Heading further west, Ms Yuasa said heatwave conditions prevailed for parts of southern inland Queensland, including Goondiwindi, and would eventually take in the Roma and St George areas, even heading east toward Dalby. 

"They are expecting severe heatwave conditions, which essentially means there's a prolonged period of hot conditions that are significantly above average," she said. 

Roma will hit a top of 39 degrees today, 38 tomorrow, and 39 on Friday.

St George will hit 41 today, dropping to 40 degrees tomorrow and then back up to 41 degrees on Friday. 

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