Severe heatwave weather warning (Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 December 2023)

A severe heatwave warning has been issued for areas of Queensland (see below list) valid for Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Saturday 30 December 2023.

Severe Heatwave Warning for the following Districts:

  • Herbert and Lower Burdekin
  • Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Districts
  • North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
  • Central Coast and Whitsundays.

It is recommended that service providers have a plan in place should a disaster event occur (for example, a heatwave) to ensure their business continuity plan (BCP) is reviewed and tested with their staff and they are fully aware of their BCP procedures.       

Heatwave information on NQPHN's website provides assistance to service providers who support clients in the community with preparedness activities for heatwaves.

Five key messages for the community are:

  • have a plan
  • stay hydrated
  • stay out of the sun
  • keep cool
  • check on and look after others.