THERE'S only been small waves like this slider at Alexandra Headland, but some places have benefited from a pulse of southerly swell that should fade by this afternoon. But the Bureau of Meteorology says another pulse should make its presence felt by Friday afternoon.
THERE'S only been small waves like this slider at Alexandra Headland, but some places have benefited from a pulse of southerly swell that should fade by this afternoon. But the Bureau of Meteorology says another pulse should make its presence felt by Friday afternoon. Warren Lynam

Winter chill has plenty of Bight in it

TEMPERATURES were slightly warmer overnight but still well below the July average for the Sunshine Coast with the airport again the lowest recorded at just 5.4C at 6.30am.

Gympie hit an overnight low of 1.8C (7am), Beeburrum (8.8C at 5am), Nambour (6.8C at 6.30am) and Tewantin (8.1C at 6am).

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Crock said the weather pattern of cold nights and blue sky, sunny days would continue through to the weekend dictated by a very slow-moving high pressure system over the Great Australian Bight.

Mr Crock said a reasonable southerly swell pulse which was delivering waves onto south-facing beaches would be short lived but was expected to be replaced by a new pulse by Friday afternoon.

The current pulse was pushing clean waves to one metre onto northern Sunshine Coast beaches and delivering consistently bigger surf into northern NSW.

Mr Crock said there was just the slight chance of showers expected at the weekend as onshore flows brought moister air onto the coast and with it partly-cloudy conditions.

Expect the balance of Tuesday to be sunny with light winds and a daytime temperature maximum of 21C.

It should be about 9C overnight and possibly colder ahead of another 21C day Wednesday with light winds.

Thursday was forecast to produce south westerlies from 15 to 25 kmh that would fade through another sunny day which would again hit 21C.

Friday should be a slightly warmer 22C after an overnight low of 10C with winds light and skies sunny.

Expect similar temperatures on Saturday with partly-cloudy conditions and light winds ahead of a warmer 12C overnight into Sunday which would hit a 23C daytime high. Skies should be partly cloudy bringing a very slight chance of rain.

Temperatures overnight into Monday would then rise to 14C ahead of a warmer day time maximum of 24C. Partly-cloudy conditions would maintain the very slight chance of a shower.


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