Qld to receive reprieve from summer heat

Queenslanders who sweltered through hot temperatures over the weekend are in for a reprieve, with the mercury tipped to drop back to about average on Monday.

Brisbane reached a top of 37.5C on Sunday, 0.5C below its predicted high of 38C but still 7.5C above average for this time of year.

Outback Queensland also felt the heat, with Julia Creek reaching a top of 44.4C.

Records were broken in other parts of the state, with residents in the outback town of Winton enduring the hottest overnight temperature on record on Saturday, with a low of just 33.1C.

Cloncurry also equalled its all-time warmest night with a low of 32.7C, while Longreach had its hottest night on record since 1902 with a minimum of 31.8C.

The temperature is expected to reach a top of 29C in Brisbane on Monday.

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