Roma swelters as one of the hottest spots today

29th September 2017 5:32 PM
Roma builders Stephen Duff and Campbell Crouchley are especially feeling the high temperatures today as they work on one of the building sites in town. Roma builders Stephen Duff and Campbell Crouchley are especially feeling the high temperatures today as they work on one of the building sites in town. Sarah Dionysius

ROMA was one of the hottest places to be today as temperatures soared above the Spring average.

Someone who was especially feeling the heat was Roma builder Stephen Duff who said the high temperatures were taking a toll on some of his workers.

"There's been some issues with cramps from some of the workers in last few day," he said.

"The sudden extreme temperatures have been really hard to cope with."

Roma Airport and Casino Airport in northern New South Wales were both among the hottest spots in the country with each notching up 40 degree days.

Cloudless skies and little chance of rain for most of the state meant almost no town escaped temperatures roaring into the 30s.

But this weekend, the BOM is promising some relief.

Showers are on the cards for much of Queensland and northern NSW, and that desperately needed rain could save us from another painfully sweaty Sunday.

After Roma's effort today, its minimum will fall to 11C on Sunday.

The BOM says a high pressure system shifting east over southern Australia should "finally result in a decrease of temperatures of central and south-eastern districts." in Queensland.

Expect a medium chance of patchy light rain and showers extending north.

Sunday forecast for Roma: Shower or two, 11-26