A surfer makes the most of the gloomy, overcast conditions at Alexandra Headland this morning as the Sunshine Coast faces a week of showers and strong east, south-easterly winds.
A surfer makes the most of the gloomy, overcast conditions at Alexandra Headland this morning as the Sunshine Coast faces a week of showers and strong east, south-easterly winds. Warren Lynam

Wet, windy week ahead

THE Sunshine Coast is in for a wet week with moist onshore flows set to bring showers most days through to at least Friday although totals are not expected to be high.

The approaching Tropical Cyclone Ann off north Queensland was likely to have little if any affect on the southeast though, with the wet weather here the result of a ridging effect along Australia's east coast, according to Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Michael Gray.

The rain gauge at Sunshine Coast Airport had recorded 5.2mm for the 24 hours to 9am with a partly-cloudy day ahead with a maximum temperature of 24C.

Mr Gray said overnight minimum temperatures would remain relatively high through the week, dropping to only 18C through to Saturday after tonight's low of 19C.

Daytime maximums will also fail to climb above 24C through to Sunday.

The forecast has Wednesday as producing the highest rainfall of the week with totals to 8mm possible. There's a chance of 5mm on Thursday but no more than 1-3mm on all other days of the forecast period.

Persistent east south-easterly winds this week will bring a lot of moisture off the ocean, Mr Gray said, increasing humidity and the chance of showers.

Expect southeasterlies through today at 20-30km/h followed by east south-easterlies at 15-20km/h tomorrow becoming south, south-easterly through the morning and then light into the afternoon.

Wednesday will bring light winds early followed by south-easterlies at 15-20km/h which will again fade through the afternoon.

Southerlies at 15-20km/h overnight into Thursday will become south-easterly through the morning and then light while on Friday wind conditions will be light throughout as will be the case on Saturday and Sunday, according to the forecast.



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