Things about to get sweltering hot in Central Queensland

ROCKHAMPTON may have spent the past week sweating, but don't expect a reprieve just yet - in fact, tomorrow we're set to peak with a top of 39 degrees.

Coastal areas like Rocky and Yeppoon will see temperatures rise about five degrees above average, but it's only set to last the day before temperatures return to a slightly more bearable 36 degrees.

Spare a thought for the Central Highlands and areas further out west, which will be dealing with temperatures up to eight degrees above average until around Monday.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Julian De Morton said a trough was bringing the hot temperatures.

"A lot of inland Queensland is probably in a heatwave," he said.

"It's well into the high 30s to low 40s through most of western Queensland.

"Things look like they're going to ease slightly on the Monday across most of the state."

Apart from the sweltering conditions tomorrow, temperatures are expected to sit at around 35 to 36 degrees for most of the week in Rockhampton.

There won't be any rain to come through and cool things down, but storms may hit in the south-west of the district around Boulia and Thangool over the weekend.



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