Heatwave is ordinary
THE heatwave in western Queensland is business as usual for residents and unlikely to topple records.
Michael Knepp from the Bureau of Meteorology said Birdsville near the Northern Territory border hit 45C on Friday and did not drop below 30C overnight. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid-40s for about a week.
Mr Knepp said the high temperatures were four to five degrees above average for this time of year but were not out of the ordinary. “To be fair it’s not much of a heatwave, it’s a low intensity heatwave,” he said.