It might still be winter but that won't stop the mercury soaring in the coming days with temps well into the thirties.
While Tuesday's maximum in Mount Isa will be a pleasant 29 degrees, it will get hotter tomorrow with a forecast max of 34.
That rises to a sizzling 35 on Thursday and a reminder those 40 degree days as not as far away as you think.
It will be 33 on Friday before a max of 29 on both weekend days, then climbing back to 33 next Monday.
Minimums will be in the low to mid teens.
There was no more rain in Mount Isa after Friday's 4.8mm but temps dipped to a positively chilly 22 on Sunday.
A high over southeast Australia extends a weak ridge across the state which will persist over the next few days as the high drifts towards New Zealand, maintaining relatively dry conditions.
The Bureau is promising more rain for southern Queensland on Friday but the North West is unlikely to see any.
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