Beaudesert, Jimboomba and Redlands brace for pre-summer swelter as fire danger risk increases

BEAUDESERT and Jimboomba are set to swelter through the start of the week, with temperatures predicted to reach 38 degrees on Monday and 39 degrees on Tuesday.

HEATWAVE: Temperatures are expected to be 10 to 12 degrees above average on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Brian Williams.

HEATWAVE: Temperatures are expected to be 10 to 12 degrees above average on Monday and Tuesday. Photo: Brian Williams.

Redlands is also bracing for temperatures in the mid-to-high 30s on Monday and Tuesday before a southerly change brings cooler conditions for the remainder of the week.

A Weather Bureau spokesperson said a fire weather warning had been issued for parts of south-east Queensland on Monday, with the Darling Downs, Granite Belt, Maranoa and Warrego forecast districts the most at risk.

There is potential for the fire danger rating to reach severe for the south-east coast on Tuesday as temperatures rise about 10 to 12 degrees above average.

Severe thunderstorms are a 20 per cent chance of accompanying the warm weather though they are unlikely to bring any rain.

Winds are expected to hit 30 to 40 kilometres per hour on Monday and increase on Tuesday.

Soaring temperatures may break October records in some regions.

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