Get Ready To Sweat As We Approach Record Breaking Temps
Heat records could be broken across Queensland this weekend with temperatures predicted to soar more than 10 degrees above average in some parts of the state.
Brisbane is set to swelter on Sunday and Monday when the mercury climbs to 33 and 34 degrees respectively, just 1.1C below the hottest September record set in 2008.
The outback town of Birdsville is expected to reach a top of 40 on Saturday, 11.9 degrees above the September average.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jim Richardson said it was likely some heat records would be broken over the weekend and on Monday.
"Where and when I'm not sure," he told AAP on Wednesday.
Mr Richardson said the weather would cool slightly on Tuesday, but Brisbane still had an expected top of 31.
"It's not too much of a reprieve," he said.
"It does look like above average temperatures are continuing into next week across much of the state."
The sweltering conditions are also expected to increase the bushfire risk, with much of the state expected to be placed on a very high or severe alert on Saturday.
Mr Richardson said the hot weather could generate some storm activity but there would be "little to no rainfall".
"It may actually exacerbate the fire conditions if we get some dry lightning," he said.