HEAT WAVE IN QUEENSLAND.
CONTINUANCE OF EXCESSIVE
NUMBER OF FURTHER DEATHS.
Owing probably to the light rains which fell in the neighbourhood of Bris- bane during Wednesday night and yes- terday morning, the temperature in Bris- bane was less oppressive yesterday than it had been on the previous day. Still, as shown by the subjoined messages of our correspondents in various parts of the colony and in New South Wales,
the heat is still causing loss of life, besides intense suffering, in the interior.
From the Chief Weather Bureau we have received the following, as amongst the highest shade temperatures regis- tered at 3 p.m. yesterday in Queensland : —Adavale, 110deg.; Alice, 102deg.; Bollon, 111deg.; Charleville, 109deg.; Cunna- mulla, 109deg.; Tambo, 102deg.; Thar- gomindah, 115deg.; Rockhampton, 94deg.; Townsville, 87deg.; Bundaberg, 94deg.; Brisbane, 87deg.; Blackall, 105deg.; Isis- ford, 111deg.; Windorah, 112deg.; Mac- kay, 83deg.; Winton, 107deg.; Donor's Hill, 101deg.; Cloncurry, 99deg.; Boulia, 106deg.; Camooweal, 103deg.; Uran- dangie, 105deg.
(By Telegraph from our Correspondents.)
STANTHORPE, January 23.
A thunderstorm passed over the dis- trict last evening, and about half-an- inch of rain fell. This shower will do an immense amount of good, as every- thing has been burnt up by the hot weather of the last week. Yesterday the thermometer registered 96deg. in the shade, which is the highest recorded here this summer.
ST. GEORGE, January 23.
The weather during the last fortnight has been the hottest on record here, the average maximum temperature being 108deg. in the shade. A labourer named George Rogers died suddenly yes- terday from heat appoplexy.
GOONDIWINDI, January 23.
Yesterday's heat beat the season's re- cord, the shade temperature being 113 deg. Thunderclouds came up in the evening with strong winds from east and south-east, and much lightning. An all-round rainstorm at midnight gave eleven points of rain.
ROMA, January 23.
The weather is hot, 104deg. in the shade being registered to-day.
CUNNAMULLA, January 23.
The heat has increased since Tuesday last, with unbearably hot nights. The official record showed on Tuesday 111deg. in the shade ; on Wednesday, 116deg.; and to-day, 117deg. On Wed- nesday at midnight the abnormally high temperature of 99deg. was recorded.
On Tuesday there were three severe cases of sunstroke in adults, two of whom recovered, but the third is not expected to recover. To-day three more cases were reported. One of the patients died, and the other two are in a very precarious condition.
THARGOMINDAH, January 23.
Oppressive heat prevailed yesterday, and there are no signs of a change. Martin, a dairyman, died of heat apo- plexy yesterday. The wife of the de- ceased died on the 13th instant from the same cause, being the first victim of the excessive heat here. It has transpired that the name of the woolclasser who died at Boorara station was Reuben, not Irwin.
ISISFORD, January 23.
Extreme heat has been recorded here
this week, the thermometer reading on Monday 114deg. in the shade ; on Tuesday 112deg.; on Wednesday 115deg.; and to-day 118deg. The country is very bare, and water is giving out fast. The surrounding stations are suffering severely, and stock are being moved to keep them alive. There is no appear- ance of rain, and business is at a stand- still. The sun heat to-day was 145deg.
ROCKHAMPTON, January 23.
The weather yesterday was very hot, registering 98deg. in the shade.
CLERMONT, January 23.
A man named Phillip Brennan, who had been drinking, was yesterday found lying in a lane in an unconscious state, and was taken to the hospital, where he died four hours after admission. Dr. Kent states that the man received a sunstroke. Another man was found dead in the street to-day, and it is supposed that death resulted from heat apoplexy.
Very hot weather is being experienced, the thermometer registering 101deg. in