Grab your togs Gympie region - there's a heatwave coming
A scorching heatwave is building across the country this week with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting severe and extreme conditions in parts.
The Gympie region is expected to hit 30 degrees today, 33 tomorrow, 34 on Friday and 35 degrees on Saturday, more than five degrees above average.
The temperature rise is caused by a large high pressure system moving east across the country from Western Australia.
By Saturday large areas of the Top End and the Kimberley are expected to experience severe heatwave conditions.
Low intensity to severe heatwaves are tipped to continue into the weekend in Queensland.
Darwin will be hit the hardest of all the capital cities receiving temperatures around 35 degrees until Sunday.
Temperatures in Brisbane will also hit 30 degrees today and peak at 34 on Saturday, forecasters have predicted.
Weatherzone said South Australia was on track for its hottest November spell in six years.
The hottest November day on record in Gympie was 42.2 degrees last year.