Summer arrives in region with a vengeance
THE North Burnett received a very warm welcome to summer at the weekend with temperatures approaching the mid-30s throughout the region.
Gayndah recorded top temperatures of 33 on both days while Monto recorded 33 on Saturday and 34 on Sunday.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michelle Berry said there would definitely be more high temperatures for the region with a dry air mass pushing through from the west.
“These high temperatures could mean heat stress for livestock,” Ms Berry said.
“There is also a fire weather warning for the area from Mo- ranbah to Biloela to Noosa.”
But not all rural land owners have been particularly troubled by the rising temperatures.
Monto farmer Ben Jarvis has a piggery as his primary business, but he also grows grain crops.
He said he was fortunate that he had harvested most of this season’s crops.
“I am feeling pretty good at the moment, but it is always good to get some rain to cool everything down,” Mr Jarvis said.
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