'Warm tropical air' moving on Gladstone: BOM
WHILE the mercury is still hanging below average temperatures, a Bureau of Meteorology weather expert said a trough moving on Gladstone from Queensland's north-west is set to drag down "warm tropical air".
BOM meteorologist Jonty Hall said temperatures are expected to move 3-4 degree above the June average of 24 degrees when the trough sets into Gladstone on Thursday and Friday.
"I wouldn't describe it as a heat wave, but it is going to be warming up," Mr Hall said.
"We'll get a change to north-westerly winds through the middle part of week, [with that] trough moving across eastwards across southern Queensland."
LISTEN: Mr Hall explains the movements of the trough from the state's north-west
NOTE: This radar image depicts heat at 4pm on Thursday.
But he said the warm, moist air isn't expected to bring rain, as conditions should be fine and sunny until Sunday.
"And even Sunday we've just got a slight chance of showers," he said.