Rocky escapes heatwave but will still see 37 degree temps
ROCKHAMPTON may have escaped this week's incoming heatwave, but it might still be time to fire up the air-conditioners.
Temperatures are expected to be as high as 37 degrees this week, but a spokesperson from the Bureau of Meteorology's Rockhampton office said we weren't getting the brunt of the burn.
"The change will come through the next few days," he said.
"But it is going to be warmer down south rather than up here.
"You will be looking at 40 odd degrees inland... it has been up to 40 in Longreach already."
While the average for the month of November is currently 31.2 degrees, the spokesman said the mercury had a chance to stay low because of the recent rain and cloud cover.
"The rain made things a bit more bearable for people," he said.
"We'll be looking at 36 degrees on Thursday, maybe 37 on Friday, 36 on Saturday and 35 on Sunday.
"So it is a little bit above average."
What's the weather?
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, max 35C
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, max 35C
Thursday: Partly cloudy, max 36C
Friday: Hot, partly cloudy, max 37C
Saturday: Hot, possible shower, max 36C
Sunday: Shower or two, max 35C