Scorching temps to return in full force after cool relief
A SOUTHERLY change that eased temperatures from record December highs on Monday won't last with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting more hot weather to come by the weekend.
Winds associated with the southerly shift gusted to 56km/h at Sunshine Coast Airport by 7.14pm on Monday, 80km/h at Cape Moreton and 78km/h at Double Island Point.
They are expected to ease into Thursday and Friday after gusting to 30km/h today and then 25km/h on Wednesday.
Bureau forecaster Jess Gardner said as a result, temperatures would then push back up from the high 20Cs into the 30s, reaching 32C on the coast by Sunday and up to six degrees above average away from the coast.
Nambour was forecast to hit a 35C peak by Sunday after reaching 31C on Friday and 32C Saturday.
Surfers hoping the southerly change will herald the arrival of the first decent summer swell of the year will be disappointed.
Shoulder-height waves wrapped into the Pass at Byron Bay this morning, but Ms Gardner said the swell was unlikely to have much impact here.
Expect a 27C peak on a partly-cloudy day today with similar conditions tomorrow.
A partly-cloudy Thursday will offer no chance of rain on a day marked by light winds and a rise in temperature maximums to 28C.
Friday will dawn sunny with light winds ahead of a 30C maximum on the coast.
Saturday will be similar with light winds shifting north east at 15-20km/h.
A hot sunny Sunday is expected to deliver a 32C maximum on a day with light winds early becoming north, north easterly at 15-20km/h.
Monday will dawn partly-cloudy, heading to a 30C maximum with light winds early developing from the east at 15-20km/h through the day.