Paul Dooley splashes out with daughter Kobi, 9, at North Kirra Beach.
Paul Dooley splashes out with daughter Kobi, 9, at North Kirra Beach. Nigel Hallett, Courier-Mail

BOM has some bad news about this scorching weather

IF YOU have been hoping for the above average temperatures to fizzle off then you might be set for some disappointment.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there's no foreseeable end to the warmer days in what it seems will be a long, hot summer.

Most of the state will experience above average or heat wave temperatures this week, with little reprieve from humidity which can often make it feel much hotter.

"It's a good day to be at the beach," Bureau of Meteorology forecaster James Thompson said.

"Some days might be slightly cooler," Mr Thompson said, but at this stage, it seems the best anyone can hope for.

And while the skies have been shining bright, the bureau says we may not be out of the woods where cyclones are concerned this season.

"It's been fairly quiet, but the chances of cyclones are still high," Mr Thompson said.

"Just not this week."

Mr Thompson said there was no real link between cyclones and heat, but climates that influence cyclones could produce warm conditions.

Late last year, Higgins Storm Chasing said it predicted 13 cyclones would form in the 2016/17 summer with five crossing the coast.

The most recent Bureau of Meteorology cyclone outlook for the Coral Sea reports there are "no significant tropical lows in the region, and none are expected to develop in the coming days".


Still scorching: Where Qld will top 40 degrees this week

"BEAT the heat by hitting the beach" is the expert advice as temperatures soar throughout Queensland this week.

Gold Coast father Paul Dooley said he would be taking his nine-year-old daughter Kobi for cooling swims.

"We're right across from the beach at Tugun and Kobi loves the water so if the weather's a bit warmer then that's all the better," he said.

Bureau meteorologist Gordon Banks said temperatures in Brisbane would climb into the low 30s from today and slowly increase throughout the week.

"The closer you are to the coast, the more comfortable you will be as the maximum is a little lower and there are cooling sea breezes in the afternoon," he said.

Further inland, the temperatures are expected to be even hotter, with Ipswich likely to reach the high 30s and west of Toowoomba the low 40s.

"Over much of the southern region we'll be seeing hot to very hot conditions developing by midweek and persisting through to the weekend," he said.


Location: This week's max / min temps

Bundaberg: 33 / 23

Brisbane: 33 / 24

Caboolture: 35 / 20

Chinchilla: 39 / 20

Gladstone: 32 / 25

Gympie: 36 / 21

Hervey Bay: 33 / 24

Ipswich: 37 / 22

Logan: 34 / 23

Mackay: 32 / 24

Maroochydore: 32 / 22

Maryborough: 36 / 21

Toowoomba: 35 / 20

Surat: 41 / 24

Redcliffe: 32 / 23

Rockhampton: 35 / 23

Roma: 41 / 22

Tweed: 29 / 25

Warwick: 38 / 18

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