Ipswich braces for dust haze after day's early storms
SCORCHING temperatures, storms and a dust haze are expected in Ipswich today as forecasters warn of more severe temperatures on their way.
Bureau of Meteorology forecasters are expecting the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon with maximums of 31C.
Meteorologist Adam Woods said there's also the likelihood of a dust haze.
"There are some areas of raised dust in the southeast picked up by stronger surface winds which may reach the coast today," he said.
"It's not as bad as it is out west but we could see a haze throughout the day coming from the south west of the state."
Raised dust is clearly visible on the satellite loop earlier this morning as strong gusty winds 💨 push through with the trough. Hazy conditions are possible as far east as Brisbane and southern coastal regions. See 🛰 https://t.co/lGWClL6S3N and @qldhealthnews for health advice. pic.twitter.com/eal89og3tE— Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) November 22, 2018
He said it was difficult to forecast when the dust haze would clear.
"It's southwest of the trough where there are fine and sunny conditions," Mr Woods said.
"It's not raining where the dust is."
He said the rain would clear this evening.
Up to 25mm fell in parts of the southeast overnight, with 14mm at Mount Crosby.
"The trough is currently to the west and bringing some showers, patchy rain and isolated storms. There is more on the way but it's clearing during the course of the afternoon," Mr Woods said.
He said a trough bringing warm air masses from the north of the state would increase day time maximums on the weekend and early next week.
Temperatures will peak at 37C on Tuesday.
"The wind direction on Monday and Tuesday is coming from the hot interior of the state and looks to be transporting some of those hotter temperatures," Mr Woods said.
"There will be sunny and fine conditions on Friday and Saturday, so it will be good for those who want to get out and enjoy the outdoors."
Friday 14-31C and sunny
Saturday 15-32C and sunny
Sunday 16-34C and partly cloudy
Monday 15-35C and sunny
Tuesday 16-32C with a shower or two developing
Friday 12-29C and sunny
Saturday 13-30C and sunny
Sunday 15-32C and partly cloudy
Monday 15-33C and mostly sunny
Tuesday 15-35C with a possible late shower
Friday 13-29C and sunny
Saturday 15-29C and sunny
Sunday 16-33C and mostly sunny
Monday 17-35C and sunny
Tuesday 15-35C with a shower or two developing