Brisbane will get a taste of summer earlier than they bargained for, with at least a four-day heatwave bearing down on the city.
Starting Saturday the mercury is expected to rise above 30 degrees, and isn’t forecast to drop back down to the 20s until at least Wednesday – and even then, there are no guarantees.
“Our forecasts are near 30 degrees for those following three days but there’s quite a lot of model uncertainty,” Weatherzone meteorologist Rob Sharpe told 9news.com.au.
“It could be anywhere between 25 and 35 degrees for those days.
“But it’s still likely to be warmer than average all the way through until Friday September 29.”© AAP Image/Dan Peled A group of girls cool down at an artificial beach in Southbank in central Brisbane.
Brisbane is looking at a maximum of 31 degrees on Saturday, 33 degrees on Sunday, 34 degrees on Monday and Tuesday it will drop back down 31.
The temperatures are much higher than the city’s average September maximum of 25.5 degrees, and the average spring maximum of 27.It also indicates the city is warming up much faster than last year.
Over the same dates in 2016, the temperature only ranged between 24 and 29 degrees.
“It was a much more typical spring week,” Mr Sharpe said.
“This time around it could challenge records.”
Mr Sharpe said the sweltering week was likely to be closed off with rain.
“On Friday we’re likely to see showers and thunderstorms on the south-east coast district,” he said.“There’s a pretty good chance storms will affect Brisbane in the afternoon.”
Source : http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/brisbane-to-sizzle-through-week-long-spring-heatwave/ar-AAseXgs