Mackay to miss out on the heat
FOR once, the Mackay region and Queensland tropical north might be cooler than most of the country.
With a heatwave forecast for all states until Sunday, the east coast of Queensland will mostly miss out on the lingering hot weather.
In parts of Victoria, South Australia and NSW, temperatures are expected to exceed 45C.
However, in Mackay, temperatures are expected to reach a top of 31C each day until the weekend.
Temperatures will drop to a minimum of 24C.
There is a chance of a morning shower today.
According to Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe, there has been an severe-to-extreme heatwave occurring in the southeast interior for a few days already, and is now spreading to Adelaide, inland Victoria and all of NSW.
“This is getting into very hot territory and that heat just lingers,” he said.
The heatwave will continue to make its way north until Sunday, but never quite making it to the Mackay region.
The Bureau of Meteorology is concerned about UV ratings, putting out an extreme warning for the Mackay region with the index predicted to reach as high as 16.