Firefighter Wayne Roser struggles in the extreme heat at the weekend. Many firefighters had to be assessed by Queensland Ambulance officers after Saturday’s fire.
Firefighter Wayne Roser struggles in the extreme heat at the weekend. Many firefighters had to be assessed by Queensland Ambulance officers after Saturday’s fire. MEGAN LEWIS Ml

Weather soars at 37 degrees

IF you thought you were hot on the weekend, spare a thought for our firefighters.

Wayne Roser was just one of the many firefighters who struggled with the extreme weather conditions across Rockhampton and had to be assessed by Queensland Ambulance Service.

After Saturday’s house fire in George Street, Mr Roser was seen resting alongside a fire truck gulping down water.

Saturday’s temperature hit 37 degrees about 3pm, with the minimum remaining at a high 21 degrees.

Yesterday temperatures also hit 37deg at 2.30pm.

There won’t be much respite today, with temperatures predicted to reach 38.

But things should start to cool down mid-week to the low 30s, with a thunderstorm predicted for Wednesday.

Keep up-to-date with the latest weather information for Rockhampton.



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