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FIRES | What We Can Expect From The Weather Forecast

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The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting that we will see a return to warmer temperatures and increasing wind gusts from Friday.  

Currently there are 61 fires burning across Queensland.  

Richard Wardle from the Bureau of Meteorology said, at the moment, "we do have very high fire dangers in the northern part of the state around the Northern Goldfields and Cape York Peninsula".

"Further south we have those high fire dangers, we are expecting those temperatures to increase during Friday and a weak southerly change to come through.

We can expect wind gusts up to 40km/hr.

"With those elevated temperatures, we will see a return to those very high fire dangers for a lot of the southern interior and the eastern districts of the state.

"So with that, it gives us that very high chance of a fire, particularly with the winds as well, the dry air mass.

"We are expecting those temperatures to persist into Saturday, for the coastal districts, we will see an onshore flow so that will give us a bit of respite along the coast.

"Then on Sunday, around the south east, the temperatures won't be as high", but they will pick up again on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday he said.

Mr Wardle added many areas can expect to see the mercury soar into the low 30's by mid next week.

By Michelle Price