Warm days continue as autumn fails to fight off summer
IF you've been dreaming of an endless summer, the weather gods may just answer your prayers.
Now in the throes of Autumn, Gladstone, among the rest of Queensland, is still experiencing sweltering heat and relentless humidity.
Bureau of Metereology weather observer Jess Carey says the trend could potentially continue well into April.
"When the first settlers arrived in Australia, they brought their ideas of seasons with them - even though it's not always a true representation of Australian weather," he laughed.
"There's still a lot of moisture, humidity and tropical activity occurring around Gladstone and the rest of the state.
"Cyclone season continues through to the end of April. It wouldn't be strange for these weather patterns to continue until then."
For Annette Ball, it is the news she does not want to hear.
"I'm a pensioner and with electricity going up I can't afford to have my air con on all the time," she said.
"I don't remember it being this hot last in March last year. I probably say that every year though."
The heatwaves impacting the majority of the state are no reason to whinge, according to Noel Taylor.
"There's no point complaining about it - things are much worse up north," he said.
"That's why we decided to live in Boyne Island. The weather really doesn't change that much throughout the year."
A top temperature of 33 degrees is expected today, following by 31 on Saturday and 30 on Sunday.
The nights will stay warm too, with lows of 23-24 degrees.