South-east Queensland braces for heatwave

HEATING UP: People across the south-east are set to sweat in the days ahead.
HEATING UP: People across the south-east are set to sweat in the days ahead.

South-east Queensland residents are bracing for another heatwave, with extreme temperatures of up to 39 degrees to hit the region in coming days.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting hot, dry and partly cloudy weather, with the mercury to reach 38 degrees at Beaudesert today and no chance of rain.

Tomorrow is predicted be hot and sunny and Beaudesert residents will need to take precautions as the temperature climbs from 20 degrees to a sweltering 39 degrees.

The heat is expected to continue on Wednesday as the temperature ranges from 21 degrees to a maximum of 38 degrees, with a 10 per cent chance of rain.

Conditions should ease by Thursday with a minimum of 19 degrees and a maximum of 27 degrees anticipated. There is also a 70 per cent chance of rain, with the possibility of a shower or two in the morning.

At Jimboomba, locals can prepare for similar conditions, with the temperature to reach 36 degrees today, 37 degrees tomorrow and 36 degrees on Wednesday before easing to 26 degrees on Thursday. Minimums are tipped to hover around the 20 to 21 degree mark.

There is also a 70 per cent chance of 0 to 6mm of rain falling on Thursday.

By the bay conditions should be much milder, with forecasters saying the temperature at Redlands will peak at 31 degrees today and tomorrow, and 30 degrees on Wednesday before dropping to 24 degrees on Thursday. Minimum temperatures are expected to be 22 degrees.

There is also a 60 per cent chance of 0 to 5mm of rain falling on Thursday.

Bureau of Meteorology three-day heatwave forecast.

Bureau of Meteorology three-day heatwave forecast.