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Qld set to swelter for fifth straight day

AAP logoAAP 5/12/2016 Stuart Layt

Queensland is preparing for its fifth straight day of sweltering conditions, however relief is in sight.

Monday saw a state-wide high of 44.6C at Windorah, with Dirrinbandi hitting 44C

Brisbane and coastal areas of the southeast were only around 30C due to the cooling effect of sea breezes.

Weather bureau forecaster Dean Narramore said Tuesday would see similar conditions.

"Another day of widespread 40s across the inland, near the coast the sea breezes will keep the coast only about a degree above average but widespread six to eight degrees above average across much of the inland," he said.

However that should be the last day of higher temperatures for some areas.

"Wednesday we start cooling down in places like Birdsville, although in this case 'cooling down' means dropping to the low 30s," Mr Narramore said.

"Then Thursday we start to really see it cooling down through southern and southeast Queensland with the 40s contracting up to northwest Queensland."

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