Beaches closed as heatwave peak temperatures smash records
It was a day of broken records in Queensland on Sunday, with scorching temperatures, packed Queensland beaches and bushfires.
Thargomindah recorded the hottest February day on record in Queensland, reaching a top of 47.2 degrees at 2.15pm.
Meanwhile St George, Dalby, Miles, Warwick, Oakey, Kingaroy, Gatton, Roma, Applethorpe, and Beaudesert also experienced their hottest February days ever.
Toowoomba reached the 40-degree mark by 2pm breaking the record for its hottest day ever recorded, while Brisbane hit a top of just under 38 degrees after expecting a maximum of 39.