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Breaking News US/Australia ll Temperatures soar to 40C as heatwave sweeps east coast


A 40C heatwave has swept across Australia's east coast, bringing temperatures more than 10 degrees above the October average   Brisbane could break its record for the hottest October day in 14 years on Tuesday amid the blistering, dry and windy conditions forecast for the beginning of the week   The Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Kimba Wong says temperatures around the state are set to soar 10 to 12 degrees above the average 'In Brisbane 36 degrees is the current forecast for Tuesday, and that will be the warmest October day since 2005 if it comes up,' she told AAP 'The maximum temperature record for October in Ipswich is 413 degrees, so getting up to 40, 41 degrees in Ipswich on Monday and Tuesday is certainly getting pretty close 'Severe fire weather warnings have been issued for the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Maranoa and Warrego regions on Monday, stretching to the Southeast, Wide Bay and Burnett on Tuesday Queensland Health also urged residents to remain vigilant amid the blistering conditions   Share this article Share 'As hot weather hits southern QLD this week, remember to keep cool, stay hydrated and look out for each other,' they wrote on Twitter   Ms Wong says conditions will be worse than in early September, when places like the Scenic Rim and Sunshine Coast experienced large bushfires, but they won't last as long, with a cool southerly change moving up the coast on Wednesday 'There is the chance of a couple of thunderstorms through the southeast on Monday and Tuesday,' Ms Wong says 'We aren't expecting very much rainfall, if any, to come out of those storms though, so they actually do just pose the extra challenge of the potential of dry lightning strikes starting new fires 'Monday is the Queen's Birthday public holiday in Queensland, with public pools, beaches and air-conditioned shopping centres expected to be full of those looking to beat the heat Weatherzone meteorologist Scott Morris told Daily Mail Australia it would be the first time in five years if Brisbane hit the 34C forecast on Monday  'The last time it got over 34 in October for Brisbane was 2014,' he said Northern NSW also braced sweltering conditions over their Labour day long weekend and into the beginning of the week 'Hottest October day on record for Orange Airport, Forbes Airport, Young Airport, Temora Airport and Bombala on Sunday 6th October Hot conditions persisting over northern NSW today,' BOM said on Twitter BOM said there is an 'extreme fire danger rating' for the north western district of NSW on Monday, while several other locations are rated as severe    Mr Morris said the heat in northern NSW would persist until a cool change on Tuesday evening   'It's still going to be quite hot in northern NSW,' he said 'A trough directing north-westerly winds over the regions

it's just building the heat ''The change should be coming through late on Tuesday, for New South Wales and should drop temperatures a lot closer to average, possibly below average 'Mr Morris said Sunday's heat in parts of the state was well-above the October average, with one town breaking a century-long record    'Yesterday [Sunday], across the board, the averages were sort of above 10 degrees for some parts,' he said     'Sunday the 6th was the hottest October day in 100 years in Forbes '   'Parkes got a 367C day which was about 13 degrees above average, it also came close to their record which was 36 8C in 2014 'Bourke got to 401C, which is 10 degrees above the October average ' Sydney will feel the cold change during the week, with temperatures unlikely to reach past the early-mid twenties  Melbourne is forecast to have a wet and cool week with a high of 18C on Monday  Perth will enjoy warmer weather, while Adelaide is expected to experience lower than average temperatures  The nation's capital will drop from 24C on Monday to 16C on Tuesday, and Hobart will sit in the mid-teens after the temperature falls on Monday  Conditions remain hot and sunny in Darwin   THREE DAY FORECAST   Max 26, Sunny Min 13, Max 34, Mostly sunny Min 14, Max 27, Partly cloudy Max 18, Showers, mainly tonight Min 9, Max 14, Showers Min 9, Max 15, Shower or two Max 24, Mostly sunny Min 8, Max 16, Shower or two Min 1, Max 18, Partly cloudy Max 34, Hot and mostly sunny Min 19, Max 36, Hot Partly cloudy Min 18, Max 27, Mostly sunny  Max 18, Shower or twoMin 8, Max 16, Partly cloudy Min 7, Max 18, Partly cloudy Max 17, Late shower or two Min 7, Max 15, Shower or two Min 5, Max 16, Shower or two 23, Partly cloudy Min 16, Max 24, Windy Partly cloudy Min 11, Max 19, Partly cloudy Max 33, Mostly sunny Min 24, Max 34, Sunny Min 24, Max 34, Mostly sunny

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