RECORD: Extraordinary weather headed for South Burnett
SCORCHING temperatures are set to sizzle across the South Burnett over the next week.
Weatherzone meteorologist Jacob Cronje said temperatures over the weekend would be contrasting through out the day and night.
"Saturday will have a top of 32 degrees with it falling overnight to a minimum of 10," Mr Cronje said.
"On Sunday we are expecting a maximum of 30, dropping down to 12 at night.
However, residents should be prepared for even more extreme weather early next week.
"Next Monday and Tuesday it will be the hottest temperatures on record for October since 2014 when it reached a top of 37.5.
"Temperatures will reach 36 on both days, dropping down to 12 over night.
"There will be a cool change on Tuesday night with a low of 12 degrees.
"On Wednesday and Thursday it will be a top of 26 and could bring a couple of millilitres of rain with a chance of thunder.
"It is too early to tell if there will be thunderstorms," he said.
Mr Cronje said there would also be an elevated fire danger for Monday and Tuesday with winds remaining persistent from the Northwest before changing late Tuesday.