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Record-September heat moves east

Ben Domensino, Thursday September 28, 2017 - 12:26 AEST

September heat records are forecast to be broken in central and southeast Queensland today.

An unseasonably warm pool of air set new September state records in Queensland (Birdsville 42.8C) and NSW (Delta AWS near Wanaaring 41.3C) on Wednesday.

Today, this record-breaking pool of hot air has shifted east and will target an area from central Queensland down to northeast NSW.

Places that are forecast to get close to, or break, their existing September records today include:

Stanthorpe forecast to reach 33C - current September record is 32.2C from 2000
Gatton forecast to reach 39C - current September record is 38.7C from 2017
Amberley Airport forecast to reach 39C - current September record is 39.2C from 1943
Longreach forecast to reach 41C - current September record is 41.5C from yesterday
Inverell forecast to reach 30C - current September record is 32.8C from 1965
Brisbane forecast to reach 35C - current September record is 38.3C from 1943

Today's hot weather is also helping to elevate fire danger, prompting fore weather warnings in four districts of Queensland and the Far North Coast fire area in NSW.

- Weatherzone

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