Monday: West to northwesterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres offshore. Swell: Southwesterly 2/2.5 metres. Tuesday: Westerly 15/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening. Winds turning northwesterly 20/25 knots in the evening. Seas: 2/3 metres, decreasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2/3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: Southwesterly 2/3 metres, increasing to 3/4 metres offshore during the morning. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly 25/35 knots turning westerly 25/30 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas: 2/4 metres. Swell: Westerly 2.5/3 metres, tending southwesterly 2.5/4 metres during the morning. Outlook Thursday: West to southwesterly 30/35 knots. Seas: 2.5/4 metres. Swell: Southwesterly 3/4 metres, increasing to 4/6 metres during the morning.Issued Mon 22:01 EDT
20:55 EDT A blistering heatwave is scorching western Queensland with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius and will spread to the south-east later this week.