According to one meteorologist Jonathan How, maximum temperatures ranging between 6C and 12C above average during this time of the year have been forecast over the next couple of days.
Below are 8 simple steps to take now to prepare your home or property and minimise potential damage during a dangerous storm.
With their formation beginning with some tiny frozen embryos present in thunderstorm, hailstones can grow to at least 10 centimeters in diameter in just a few minutes, before dropping to the ground and damaging crops, vehicles and property.
Apparently, a pipe beneath the pathway collapsed due to the weight exerted by the sodden soil.
Queensland has returned a large air tanker borrowed from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) to support efforts geared towards combating the blaze which had burned for more than six weeks.
The sweltering conditions will linger on in Queensland throughout the week. Clear skies and a dormant air mass will cause very hot conditions set to prevail for many days in southern Queensland.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the thunderstorms could resemble the dangerous weather that caused damage to homes and ripped off roofs earlier this month in Springfield Lakes, southwest of Brisbane.
The storm triggered a warning from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services advising people living in Western Australia’s southwest, Great Southern and South Coastal as well as in Central Wheatbelt and Lower West districts to take immediate steps to mitigate the risks.
Warm air tracking ahead of the trough will deliver a warm day for New South Wales as a high-pressured ridge keeps Queensland and southwest WA clear.
Heavy showers continue to pound various parts of the state even as the expected “very dangerous” and “life-threatening” thunderstorms ceased, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM).