As temperatures soar, the Bureau of Meteorology has released some advice to stay cool and safe this weekend.
Motorists are again reminded that it is not only illegal, but also potentially deadly, to leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Other tips include:
- Stay well hydrated
- Avoid alcohol and hot or sugary drinks
- Limit your physical activity
- Try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day
- Wear light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton
- Regularly check your forecasts from the BoM on radio, TV, internet or App
- Get advice from your doctor about whether your medication and/or your medical conditions may affect what you should do if it gets extremely hot
- Make sure you know who you are going to call (who may need help, and who could provide help to you if needed); make a list of telephone numbers and make sure they are current.
Tourists, campers and people on holiday in an unfamiliar environment are urged to take extra care, especially if swimming.
Be sure to try to spend time in an air-conditioned building too - the shops or cinemas are a good place to start if it's too expensive to run the aircon at home.
Pets and livestock should be provided with clean water and shade, and no animals should be left in confined, unventilated areas.
Darling Downs and Granite Belt Forecast:
Hot and sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.
Hot and mostly sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 23 with daytime temperatures reaching 33 to 39.
Hot and sunny. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day then becoming east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 24 with daytime temperatures reaching 35 to 41.