A surfer trails an arm in the face and grabs a rail as she attempts to find a small cover-up at the Bluff, Alexandra Headland on Sunday. Light winds through the week should open up plenty of beach break opportunities on the right tide and bank.
A surfer trails an arm in the face and grabs a rail as she attempts to find a small cover-up at the Bluff, Alexandra Headland on Sunday. Light winds through the week should open up plenty of beach break opportunities on the right tide and bank. Warren Lynam

Burst of rain to follow near-perfect winter week

A WEEK of above average minimum and maximum temperatures lies ahead and no rain in the near term.

But the Bureau of Meteorology has its eye on a potential low pressure system some weather models expected to form on the Queensland-New South Wales border by next Monday, which could produce rain and southerly winds as it moved offshore into the Coral Sea.

In the mean time apart from coastal showers peaking Wednesday forecaster Lachlan Stoney said the next major change would not come until the weekend.

A trough moving across from the west on Friday when it was expected to be well inland, would reach the coast Saturday bringing showers through the weekend with more south easterly winds as it pushed through and out to sea.

Before that Mr Stoney said there was potential for north west winds on Thursday and Friday to drag in warm air from inland Queensland.

"There could be another trough come through on Sunday or Monday bringing rain into (next) Monday,” he said.

"It's quite a far way out and models disagree. Some have a low off shore forming on the border.”

Today would reach a peak of 23C, two above normal with partly-cloud conditions and light winds.

The overnight minimum of 13C in Tuesday would also be two degrees above average leading into a sunny day with light winds and another 23C maximum.

Expect a 40 per cent chance of showers Wednesday afternoon into evening on a partly-cloudy day after a warm four degrees above average 15C overnight minimum and a daytime peak of 23C.

An equally-cloudy Thursday would reach a peak of 24C after an overnight 14C minimum on a day with light winds and a 30 per cent chance of a shower.

The overnight temperature into Friday of 15C would be four above average as would the daytime peak of 25C on a mostly-sunny day with light winds throughout.

At this point the BOM expected a wet weekend to come.



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