Charlotte Scovel-Hood, 4, keeps her cool by splishing and slashing at the Maryborough Aquatic Centre during one of the hottest days of the season.
Charlotte Scovel-Hood, 4, keeps her cool by splishing and slashing at the Maryborough Aquatic Centre during one of the hottest days of the season. Robyne Cuerel

Two consecutive hot days in M'boro set 10-year record

IF YOU'RE thinking it's a little too early to be this hot under the collar - you're right.

With back-to-back maximums of 32 degrees, Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said the past two days had met Maryborough's 10-year record for the start of spring.

"Ten years ago was the last time Maryborough was this warm for two consecutive days this early in the season," Mr Dutschke said.

"Temperatures are seven to eight degrees above the average for this time of year."

He said warmer weather had arrived in Hervey Bay too but its high of 27 degrees on Thursday was five degrees cooler than the Heritage City.

"Maryborough doesn't have the sea breezes of the bay to cool off," Mr Dutschke said.

The Bay's temperatures were above average for this time of year, by two to four degrees.

"These are more October temperatures, than what we would usually expect for September."

With a mostly sunny outlook, Weatherzone were predicting morning fog with sunny days for Saturday and Monday.

"I doubt it's going to be very thick fog and will probably burn off quickly," Mr Dutschke said.

"It'll be little more than a nice photo opportunity for those who get out of bed early enough."

He said there was a slight chance of a shower on Friday night.

"But it's likely to only be a couple spots."

Looking ahead, Mr Dutschke said it was shaping up to be a summer that would "linger on a while".

"Everything points to a fairly normal summer, but we might see summer temperatures lasting through until March," he said.



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