News

Sunday could be the hottest day of the year

Isabel Corke, 4, cools off in the timeless way under the sprinkler at her home in Granville.
Isabel Corke, 4, cools off in the timeless way under the sprinkler at her home in Granville. Robyne Cuerel

TEMPERATURES will hit the mid-30s this weekend, as spring weather turns scorching.

Weatherzone senior meteorologist Max Gonzalez said Sunday could potentially be the hottest day this year, at a predicted 34 degrees, when a trough from the south brings hot northerly winds.

"Back in February the Fraser Coast experienced a hot day when it peaked at 33 degrees but (Saturday's) weather could break the record," he said.

Mr Gonzalez said Fraser Coast residents will see temperatures in the low 30s but won't have it as bad as those in the western parts where the temperature is set to soar above 40.

"Due to the action of the sea breeze especially along the coastal line of the Fraser Coast, the heat will be kept at bay," he said.

"We'll be expecting a cool relief with southerly winds pushing through Monday bringing with it some showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday."

Mr Gonzalez said the rain will continue until the end of the week.

Rural Fire Service Queensland's assistant commissioner Neil Gallant urged Queenslanders to be vigilant and said this was some of the hottest weather and highest fire danger Queensland has experienced this season.

Queensland Health chief health officer Jeannette Young said each year about 400 Queenslanders were treated for heat-related illness, with more than 60% of cases occurring in the hottest months.

Prevent heat stroke

  • Drink plenty of fluids - cool water is best
  • Urine colour is a good guide to hydration - colour should be clear to light straw
  • Stay indoors - preferably in an air-conditioned building
  • Keep cool - Take cool showers or wet a bandana and wrap around the neck
  • Limit strenuous outdoor activities

Topics:  bureau of meteorology, heat stroke, heat wave, hot, temperatures




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

MUMS' TOP 5: 'Musts' to have on your childcare checklist

SOME FALL SHORT: Organisations that train childcare workers will be subjected to extra audits.

SENDING your child off to day care can be daunting and confusing.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Wobbly Warriors escape Sunbury with the points

PENALTY: United Warriors' Shaun Mitchell is brought down in the penalty box during Saturday night’s Wide Bay League game against : Sunbury Blues at Maryborough Cricket Club.

United Warriors held off a spirited Sunbury comeback.

UK Football Trials are set to begin in Hervey Bay

UK Football Trial's first Australian tour starts today.

Mariners beat Maroochydore to keep SCRU season alive

Christian Mostert playing for Mariners in the game against Maroochydore in Hervey Bay on Saturday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fraser Coast fought hard to beat Maroochydore 17-10.

Latest deals and offers

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' win

WIDE BAY LEAGUE: Cameron Hanrahan talks about United Warriors' 4-3 win over Sunbury...

MATCHPLAY MINUTE: U13 Girls state hockey 2

This segment features the Under-13 Girls State Hockey Championships fixture between...

MATCHPLAY MINUTE: U13 Girls state hockey 1

This segment features the Under-13 Girls State Hockey Championships fixture between...

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"