It comes as much of the south-east bears the brunt of another scorching hot day, with temperatures continuing to climb towards a predicted high of 38 degrees Celsius in Brisbane and Ipswich.
The Sunshine Coast is expected to reach 37 degrees Celsius, the Gold Coast 34 degrees Celsius and Toowoomba 33C.
It follows a stinker of a night, with temperatures in the south-east staying in the mid-20s.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jonty Hall said by 8:30am it was already 33 degrees in Brisbane.
"So we're looking at temperatures climbing up to 5 or 6 degrees above average in general — the only exception really being the far south-west."
But he said cooler times were ahead.
"There is a little bit of relief coming with a southerly change that has reached the south-west of Queensland today that will spread to the remainder of southern Queensland in the next couple of days and provide some relief from the hot temperatures for a few days at least," he said.
The western Queensland towns of Winton and Cloncurry sweltered through their hottest January night on record.
Winton dropped down to 33.1 and Cloncurry 32.7 — both record breaking temperatures.
Longreach only got down to a minimum of 31.8, which is the warmest January night since January 5, 1902.