MERCURY RISING: How hot it got in Toowoomba, region

IT SURE is hot out there.

Toowoomba has sweltered through a dry, hot day with conditions set to continue tomorrow.

The Garden City reached a peak of 36.1 degrees Celsius at 2pm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology, with similar temperatures to continue on Sunday.

To the west, Dalby reached 39.9 degrees while Miles recorded 41.2 degrees.

Forecaster Michael Knepp said the temperatures may not have peaked in the western regions yet.

Areas east of Toowoomba including Gatton reached 41.6 degrees while Ipswich's top temperature of 39.1 degrees was enough to force the cancellation of horse races in the afternoon.

Warwick reached 39.7 degrees while Applethorpe was slightly cooler at 31.3 degrees.

Mr Knepp said while Toowoomba was in with a slight chance of rain on Saturday, it would be light showers only.

A cool change will kick in Sunday afternoon and Mr Knepp said it would be "noticeably cooler on Monday" in Toowoomba.

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