Hottest October day (28th) in 120 years: Queensland swelters as mercury tops 40C for the TENTH day in a row - and it's not over yet
One day is newsworthy? This is just nitpicking. I have been enjoying springtime in Brisbane for a total of 40 years and the current season seems no different from any other. We always get some warm days and some cool days and a temperture of 32 degrees C is no outlier for Brisbane. 34C is in fact about the usual summer afternoon temperature in Brisbane
At the time of writing in the afternoon of Monday 29th, it is in fact rather cool in Brisbane for the time of the year. I actually had to put a shirt on. My thermometer says 22C. We have just had rather a lot of rain too. It's been raining off and on for the last two days in fact. No drought in Brisbane!
Monstrous heatwave, my foot
Australia's north is continuing to endure a monstrous heatwave, with no relief in sight.
Central Queensland registered 40C temperatures for the tenth consecutive day on Sunday, but the area will see extreme heat until Thursday.
The soaring temperatures shattered October records that had been in place for the region for more than 120 years, with one regional town topping out at nearly 44C.
'In Brisbane we'll probably see a few showers develop late this evening, it will be pretty cloudy as well,' Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Chris Joseph told the Courier Mail.
'It will probably be a better chance for showers tomorrow and pretty cool as well.'
The stormy skies in the state capital will come after it too basked in sunshine on Friday and Saturday. Crowds gathered to escape the heat at Streets Beach in the the city's South Bank Parklands as they sweated through temperatures of 32C on Friday.
Australia's major cities also had a dry Sunday, with Hobart the only capital to register any rainfall at all.
'Some locations have had two to three times October's rainfall in a week, but others haven't seen any significant falls. Overall, the cropping season is looking like one of the 10 driest on record,' climatologist Felicity Gamble told Daily Mail Australia.
The record-breaking dry spell could be a sign of things to come.
The Bureau of Meterology has predicted higher than average temperatures throughout the summer months for nearly the entire country.
The heatwave brings with it particularly grim conditions for the country's farmers, who have been suffering through a major drought.