Update - severe heatwave weather warning (Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 January 2024)

A severe heatwave warning has been issued for areas of Queensland (see below list) valid for Wednesday 3 January 2024 to Saturday 6 January 2024.

Severe Heatwave Warning for the following Districts: 

  • Peninsula
  • Gulf Country
  • North Tropical Coast and Tablelands
  • Herbert and Lower Burdekin
  • Channel Country Districts

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.