Yesterday was a scorcher in Queensland's Northwest, with another hot day for the state today.
Both Camooweal and Cloncurry had their warmest September days in seven years reaching 40 and 39 degrees respectively. Today is expected to be just as hot with both locations above 30 degrees by 9am.
Brisbane is also heading for a warm and mostly sunny day after reaching 30 degrees yesterday. Today the city reached a top of 31 degrees before the seabreeze brought some cooling around lunchtime. There is a small chance of an afternoon light shower or two.
Monday will be another hot day for Brisbane with the chance of a few showers or storms during the afternoon and evening. From Tuesday temperatures will be closer to the September average of 25 degrees due to a cool southerly change moving up the coast.
Heat will then build in Brisbane on Friday and Saturday, but temperatures should be cooler than this weekend.
In Queensland's Northwest temperatures will remain in the mid to high thirties until Friday. A strong cool change will sweep across the state on Saturday, leading to near average temperatures for all of Queensland by Sunday.
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