Cousins Mia Nienert (2) and Riley Edwards (20 months) cool off at the beach at Emu Park yesterday. It was Riley’s first time at the beach and mum Kirsten said he loved it.
Cousins Mia Nienert (2) and Riley Edwards (20 months) cool off at the beach at Emu Park yesterday. It was Riley’s first time at the beach and mum Kirsten said he loved it. Chris Ison

Rocky in for a hot few days ahead

IF you think the weekend was hot, the bad news is it's only going to get hotter for Central Queensland.

With temperatures rising to the mid-30s on Saturday and Sunday, today and the next few days are set to be scorchers.

According to Bureau of Meteorology, Rockhampton will reach 35 degrees for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

But for Gracemere's Riley Edwards, yesterday was his first time splashing about at Emu Park's Main Beach.

Mum Kirsten Edwards said it was a great day to take the kids to the beach despite the heat.

"We got down there early just because it gets too hot for the kids later on in the day," Kirsten said.

"He loved it but, I think because he's at a good age, some babies aren't very keen to get in the water but he really enjoyed it.

"Now that I know how much he loves the beach we'll try and bring him down more often."

 

HEATING UP

  • Today: Mostly fine with only isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms in the far south-west. Rockhampton: Fine. Min 22 Max 35
  • Tomorrow: Isolated showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Rockhampton: Afternoon shower or storm. Min 23 Max 35
  • Wednesday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening. Rockhampton: Afternoon shower or storm. Min 24 Max 35


Bushfire risk home gets approval after two year fight

premium_icon Bushfire risk home gets approval after two year fight

Berserker foothills home gets preliminary approval

Local Labor savages the Coalition's energy policy changes

premium_icon Local Labor savages the Coalition's energy policy changes

With the LNP ringing in the changes, the ALP goes on the attack.

Fire crews rescue man after he wakes to smoke-filled CQ home

premium_icon Fire crews rescue man after he wakes to smoke-filled CQ home

SIMPLE kitchen mistake could have been a lot worse.

Local Partners