The new year will be brought in with a bang thanks to mostly clear skies predicted for December 31.
Revellers will likely be able to enjoy uninhibited views of planned fireworks; however, are being reminded to keep cool whilst doing so.
A heat wave, which scorched most of the south-east earlier this month, has maintained momentum and will remain between 5 and 8 degrees above the average for December.
The mercury has hit up to the high-30s in areas inland of the coast – including Jimboomba and Beaudesert – within the greater Brisbane region.
Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Wood said a cool change will be expected from Tuesday, which could reprieve the warmer weather across the south-east.
Storms and wet conditions were also forecast to hit the region from early next week.
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