HOT HOT HOT: South-East Swelters For Melbourne Cup Day

Heatwave Conditions Continue

HOT HOT HOT: South-East Swelters For Melbourne Cup Day

Another day of unseasonably hot weather for the Gold Coast as extreme heatwave conditions persist across much of South-East Queensland.

Nerang will cop the worst of it today, on its way to a top of 34 degrees, while Ipswich was due to reach 40.

The Bureau of Meteorology expects it will be the warmest day of this heatwave yet due to a hot air bubble hanging above the region.

Emergency crews were preparing for a busy day with thousands expected to be out drinking for Melbourne Cup celebrations.

Gold Coast Turf Club racing manager James Cable advised they have a number of areas to stay cool while people enjoy the festivities.

"The weather should be nice and warm here but we have plenty of room inside," said Cable.

"We've recently renovated the Heineken Bar downstairs so that's fully air-conditioned."

Tony Hucker from the Queensland Ambulance Service urged everyone to do their bit to stay safe if they're staying home as well.

"If you've got some neighbours who are elderly and frail make sure you go knock on their door and make sure they're OK," said Hucker.

"The young kids too, they can't look after themselves, so we need to make sure we care for them, and don't forget the pets as well."

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