Rain on radar in likely re­prieve from heat

The Queensland Times - - NEWS - — Emma Clarke

IP­SWICH is set for a re­prieve from the record­break­ing heat that plagued the re­gion over the past week, and fire­fight­ers couldn’t be hap­pier.

The north-west­erly winds that pushed the mer­cury past the 40-de­gree mark on Thurs­day started to turn late yes­ter­day and things will cool down dra­mat­i­cally look­ing into next week.

In an­other pos­i­tive for the tin­der dry re­gion, the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy is pre­dict­ing a chance of show­ers over the com­ing days, al­though at this stage there won’t be any sig­nif­i­cant rain in any of it.

Fore­cast­ers ex­pect up to 30mm to fall across the re­gion on Mon­day and Tues­day with tem­per­a­tures drop­ping to the low 20s.

It will still be warm and sunny to start the week­end on Satur­day with tops of 33 de­grees but with some wel­come re­lief in the or­der of 21 and 22 de­grees on Sun­day and Mon­day.

It’s good news for fire crews who were bat­tling a fire at Glen Esk, south of Esk, a day af­ter it broke out near the Bris­bane Val­ley Hwy.

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