Ipswich gets ready to sizzle

IPSWICH is set for a scorcher with weather forecasters tipping a maximum of 40 degrees today.

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The mercury is expected to pass 38 degrees at noon before peaking at the 40 mark by 3pm.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michelle Berry said while there was a chance of thunderstorms today and tomorrow, they were not likely to bring significant rainfall.

"They are not going to be packing much rainfall, but they could be gusty - it's hard to judge their severity this far out," she said.

October temperature records were broken on Sunday in regional Queensland, with St George reaching 41.7, Goondiwindi getting to 40.6 and Cunnamulla hitting 42.

Most of those temperatures are 10 to 12 degrees above the October average.

Hot conditions and possible thunderstorms are also predicted Tuesday, albeit with temperatures down a few degrees from Monday.

Partly cloudy conditions with a low chance of rain is predicted for the rest of the working week.



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