Experts warn the heat can be deadly.
Experts warn the heat can be deadly. Cathy Adams

Heatwave predicted this weekend

THE Queensland Ambulance Service is urging people to stay hydrated and to plan their days to avoid heatstroke.

A heatwave is predicted for residents in Dalby this weekend with temperatures expected to reach a harsh 38 degrees.

Bureau of meteorology forecaster Adam Woods, said Dalby would experience a low-intensity heatwave over the next few days.

"30 degrees is the average for this time of year,” he said.

"We have a trough approaching, entering south-west of the state on Sunday and as it approaches, it draws in northerly airmass into the south-east of the state so temperatures will rise through the weekend.”

"Today's maximum temperature for Dalby is reaching 35 and Sunday is even hotter, reaching 38,” Mr Woods said.

Monday is also predicted to be another scorcher at 38 degrees.

A spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service said it's important to plan for the heat by having water and dressing in loose-fitting clothing.

"Heat-related syndromes are dangerous, heatstroke can kill,” said QAS spokesperson. "But all this is really preventable if you plan your day well and take some simple steps.”

Mr Woods said temperatures were predicted to fall by midweek, as cooler wind directions develop.


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