The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a heatwave warning for the Bundaberg Region with temperatures expected to be in the mid to late 30s over the coming days.
Severe heatwaves can be dangerous for many people, especially older people, babies, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with medical conditions and people who are unwell.
Severe heatwave conditions over parts of southern and eastern Queensland extending into central parts during the week.
Severe heatwave conditions will ease over the Southeast Coast from Tuesday including Brisbane as milder south-easterly flow develops, but peak over the southwest mid-week. Locations likely to be impacted include Bundaberg.
Queensland Health advises that everyone is at risk during a heatwave, but some people have a higher chance of developing a heat-related illness. Heat-related illness can be serious, or even fatal.
To beat the heat, remember to:
- find a cool and shady spot
- keep your body cool
- stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids
- wear light, loose cotton clothes
- stay out of the sun from 10 am to 3 pm
- slow down and take it easy
- avoid hot, closed spaces
Remember to check on vulnerable friends, family or neighbours such as elderly, pregnant or young kids.
If you suspect someone is experiencing a heat-related illness, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Heatwave safety advice
A heatwave is when the maximum and minimum temperatures are unusually hot over three days. This is compared to the local climate and past weather.
Seek a place to keep cool, such as your home, a library, community centre or shopping centre.
Close your windows and draw blinds, curtains or awnings early in the day to keep the heat out of your home. If available, use fans or air-conditioners to keep cool.
For information on staying safe during a heatwave go to the QLD Department of Health web page.
Heatwave Service for Australia information can be found here.
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