HEAT­WAVE FORE­CAST FOR NORTH BUR­NETT

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY — ADAM MCCLEERY

TEM­PER­A­TURES in the North Bur­nett are ex­pected to soar to a max­i­mum 42 de­grees this week.

The heat­wave is fore­cast to start to­day and con­tinue into the week­end.

Bu­reau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy fore­caster Michael Knepp said the North Bur­nett could ex­pect a se­vere to ex­treme heat­wave from Wed­nes­day into Satur­day.

“There will be an air mass com­ing from the north to north-west which will bring warmer air into the re­gion and it looks to be fairly hu­mid, too,” Mr Knepp said.

“So with that hu­mid­ity and heat it will be quite bad out there.

“Cur­rently it is look­ing like there is a lot of po­ten­tial for an ex­treme heat event in the Bur­nett area.”

Tem­per­a­tures look to re­main in the mid 40s on Satur­day around Gayndah be­fore eas­ing in the re­gion on Sun­day.

“There’s an in­creas­ing like­li­hood of thun­der­storms on Satur­day and Sun­day and that is go­ing to be caused by a southerly change com­ing through,” Mr Knepp said.

“There’s a chance of rain on Satur­day, ahead of that southerly change.”

COOL DOWN: The Ku­mar fam­ily es­cape the heat with the shade and water at Gayndah Pool.

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