Bundaberg nudges September heat record

September heat record Bundaberg
Woodgate Beach on a warm spring day. Photo by Matt Williams, Instagram

If you thought today was warm, you're right. Bundaberg came within a degree of recording its hottest ever September day.

The temperature on Thursday at Bundaberg Airport edged over 33 degrees at 12.30pm.

The mean maximum temperature in September is 25.6 and the highest ever recorded was 34.1 degrees on 30 September 2017.

Despite the daytime heat, overnight temperatures have remained cool due to dry and still conditions.

This morning it was 9 degrees at 5am and tomorrow is forecast to have a minimum of 10 degrees before warming up to 31.

The mean minimum temperature for Bundaberg in September is 13.7 degrees.

The wind is expected to pick up on Saturday with possible raised dust.

Local fire ban for Bundaberg Region

A local fire ban will be in place for the Bundaberg Regional Council area from 11.59pm Thursday, 5 September for 24 hours until 11.59pm Friday, 6 September due to forecast severe fire danger.

Open fires are prohibited during this time and all permits to light a fire will be cancelled.

The forecast is for milder conditions after Saturday, with maximum temperatures in the mid 20s next week.

For tips on staying safe in the heat visit Queensland Health. For fire safety information and warnings visit QFES.